Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Happy Birthday

This post is a BIG Happy Birthday for my little brother. Where I am at the moment midnight has just passed and with the end of Halloween now it is time to celebrate the 1st of November:

Happy 16th Birthday domi. I am sorry I won't be there as I am in Syria enjoying the sunshine but I send you the best wishes and a big hug.

Love Alex

Friday, 19 October 2007

Leptis Magna - Libya

Well it has been over a month since my last post, it has been busy busy busy here and many of my friends from on board have been departing in the last few weeks. The day before yesterday there was something new though and I thought I ought to take at least the opportunity for a picture and a mini post before something bigger sometime next week or so.
The new thing was actually our call in Libya, where I had not been before. A group of us went of to explore Leptis Magna (the picture is of the Theatre there which is being prepared for a concert that evening). This was one of the very important Centres of commerce at about 200 BC. Probably the best preserved ruins of that time (similar to Pompeii, only without all the hastle of excavating it as there was no volcano to cover it up). The best thing is that there are not many tourists there and no limits, so you can properly explore the whole site. So here you go, enjoy the view.