SYRIA, JESUS & PARTY TIME

We just love chilling out in Syria. It’s dirt cheap, the girls are hot, and the people are friendly. It’s one of those few places where you just feel at home… but it’s been a while since we had the opportunity to go. Here’s some stuff from last year.

Syria...

The view from the syrian mountains are magnificent...

Two thousand years ago, Jesus and his mates used to joke around and chat up girls in Arameic. Today, only 15.000 people speak this language, spread over three villages in the Syrian mountains.

Maaloula

Maaloula is one of three villages where they speak arameic

It was getting dark and awfully cold as our bus was climbing the steep mountains that would take us to Maaloula, the last christian village where they speak the language of Jesus. Five thousand people live here, but it’s only the elder generation that knows how to speak this language.

Maaloula

Maaloula is protected by the mountains - literally speaking.

Man from Maaloula

One of our new friends.

We had spent our last money on the bus ride, and were need of shelter for the night, so we hoped to find some friendly faces in this tiny village. Syria is a bit like that. If there is people, there is shelter.

Maaloula men

Two men hanging out outside their shop.

Maaloula houses

They like to decorate their houses with crosses in Maaloula

But, to our surprise, as we arrived, the streets were full of people! The DJ was playing music outside the church, and everybody was dancing and getting wasted.

Occasion? The birthday of the cross… not Jesus, but the cross where he was crucified. You know…

So we joined the party, got wasted, and checked into one of the many caves carved out in the mountainside.

Caves

These caves are more than 10.000 years old. We slept in one of them.

Kids in Maaloula

Some kids that were hanging out outside of "our" cave.

The irony? As this language is dying in Maaloula, Jesus will probably have to find himself a Muslim interpretor from one of the two other villages when he returns. LOL.

Shepherd

A young shepherd boy that speaks the language of Jesus

We have visited Syria many times over the past few years, and are completely in love with this beautiful country. Here are some pictures.

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We are two Norwegian actors that lives in Beirut, Lebanon. We came down here with one goal; the culmination of our Life mission, our dream: Glorious fame in the Middle East. Whatever it takes. Whatever it takes...
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