20 years ago today I entered Syria with 2 friends on a year long backpacking tour. The hospitality of the Syrian people was so incredible that because we arrived at the border of Syria at night, we were taken in by the guards and offered to sleep and rest in the guard house. At 7am one of the guards drove us to the nearest bus station so we could make our way to Aleppo. Humanity at its best. I took the image above in Palmyra, Syria and the Roman arch that you see does not exist anymore because it was destroyed by ISIS a few months ago. Humanity at its worst……..