I am off to Syria!


Finally a holiday. I haven't been back home for a whole year. I have not done that since I first moved to London. I can't wait to get there tomorrow night and have my traditional just-got-out-of-the-plane dinner, Shawerma Arabi.

To all my regular readers, I am sorry I haven't been writing much and thank you for coming back to read the one or two posts I am managing to write every month. I have so much going on in my life at the minute. Way beyond what 24 hours day allows. Unfortunately the blog took the back seat.
I really need to revive my blog and start writing again.

I will try to get as much videos and pictures during my two weeks break to write all about it when I come back. I will also try to write reviews on few new restaurants in Damascus I am planning to visit.

I really hope I will have time!

See you all in two weeks.

28 comments:

Sasa said...

Have a fantastic time. Enjoy the shawarma. And bring back tons of foodie stories!

simon said...

If I were going back to Syria or Jordan I would also hit the first shawerma stand I saw. Have a great time, and load up on ingredients!

Joy said...

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

shawrma
neeeeeeeealk

umniyya

leticia said...

Have a nice trip to your beautiful city! Hope you'll do some good reccomendation once you're back... I was there last september, and the incredibly hot weather didn't allow me to taste all the places I'd have liked it.. though I was at Naranj and some other nice restaurants in the old city

Lucy Wallwork said...

Have a fantastic time! Can't wait to turn greener and greener with envy hearing about your culinary adventures over there!

HjMisaiKontot :الدليل السياحي said...

Have a blast @ Syria..... and those fantastic food.... Sahteinnn....

Shadowfax said...

Get some pictures of those wonderful pastry shops - pleeeeeez!

Tajjawad said...

Wish you have a nice holiday.
I wish to be there in near future. I wish to be at Palmyra(Tadmur) again and stay there for a month to know the people and old city.

Kuala Lumpur.

lilith said...

Your blog is wonderful. Just back from Syria and keen to have a try at all the lovely dishes I had at Naranj and in cafes. Just located sumac! (online, not at Sainsburys!) Please do add recipes when you can, and in the meantime I will try my hand at these. Lots to be going on with. Your wife's hummus was the first and it came out very well.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are ok there,and soon you'll be back.

Kano said...

Thank you very much everyone for the nice wishes.

I am back from Syria safely for a while now. I haven't updated the blog since as I am simply not able to. My mind is occupied with all the sad events unfolding in my beautiful country.

Everytime I try to write, words are choked in my throat.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your safe, but so sad for you and your country. I can't imagine how hard this must be to watch from a distance.

Joy said...

Hi Kano,
I am thinking of you and worrying for your country. I only hope the good changes can happen with the least pain. And soon.

Carlie said...

Hi Kano!
I stumbled across your blog while trying to figure out the difference between moutabel and baba ghanoush. So thanks :) You have a great blog and I'll follow it now! I'm heading to the middle east from the U.S. for the first time in 2 weeks, was so excited to go to Syria but probably not going to happen now.. :( I'm glad to hear you're back safely from your recent trip and hoping good results for Syria asap.

Carlie

suzanne said...

This Syrian surgeon shares the same off-the-plane dinner!!

My family knows to have it ready, with loads of toum sauce!

-suzanne

Kano said...

@Suzzane

Welcome to my blog. I hope things get better at home so we can continue to enjoy our favourite dinner.

Kano said...

@Carlie

Thank you for the nice words and for the follow. It would be such a shame if you miss visiting Syria on your trip but things will get better in the future and you will have a chance to go visit.

Best of luck with your trip and the new blog.

Victor E. Sasson said...

Welcome back, Kano. Glad you are safe.

maya514 said...

Kano,
Your readers look forward to new reports from you!

Anonymous said...

Please, we are waiting for you! Are you ok?

pmur70 said...

Hi Kano,
I suppose food is the last thing on your mind now, but your fans in Doha wish you all the best.

We found a delicious shanklish here. Is it usually made from goat's milk?

We also found the herbal tea mix we bought in Damascus makes a nice chilled tea in the hot weather here.

All the best,
Patrick

Colour of Pomegranates said...

Along with the other comments, I want to send you my best wishes of hope and courage for what the people of Syria are living through, we can only hope they are finding comfort in their enchanting family culinary traditions.

I too had my heart set on visiting Syria this year to see for my own eyes the vibrant markets and spectacular dishes I have read and blogged so much about.

My thoughts are with you and I hope you start up the blog soon.

All my best

Lucy
http://thecolourofpomegranates.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi Kano,

Hope to god you are doing fine

Lina

Restaurant London said...

Hi Kano,

I hope you are good. waiting for your posts.

Kano said...

@VictorSasson @Maya514 @anonymous @Lina @RestaurantLondon

Thank you very much for the nice words. I am writing again!

Kano said...

@pmur70

Thank you very much for the nice wishes.

Kano said...

@colour of pomegranate

Thank you very much, Lucy, for the nice words. I love your blog. Really good. I will be a regular.

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