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April 22nd, 2007
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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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Date:May 1st, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)

Re: From Syria Again


Thank you so much for your efforts. It is very gratifying to know that all of this Internet work is turning into actual visits. You wouldn't happen to know the names of any of the places you checked?

I am going to pull together a list of easy to read facts as you've suggested and update the blog so it's available for everyone. I'm investigating whether there's already a poster in the works from the RCMP, and if not, I'll make one.

Thanks again, it's really appreciated that you went to this extra effort.

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Date:May 1st, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)

Re: From Syria Again

If he/she checked the hotels in Sarouja, there are only four which are budget/backpacker hotels: al-Haramain, al-Rabie, Ghazal, and al-Saadeh.

March and April has been extremely busy here with regards to backpackers and other western tourists, and all four of these hotels have frequently been full. It is quite possible that she was forced to stay elsewhere because of this. There are numerous other cheap hotels nearby, in an area called Marjeh, but it is unlikely you'll find anyone at any of those hotels that speak English.

Still, it is possible she stayed at one of those four hotels and the staff didn't check back in their records a full month.
Date:May 1st, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)

Re: From Syria Again

Hi - I checked the four hotels as listed above. At all but al-Saadeh we checked back until mid March - I was trying to check the names, while the staff were looking for all Canadians. I would have to stress that they didn't really grasp the potential seriousness, so although I was trying my best to be thorough, it really wasn't that easy. Also, as they tried to rush me through we were looking for Nicole (& all any variation), but that being her second name it could have been missed. I think if someone who speaks Arabic could try again then they would have a much better chance of getting the job done properly. I'm sorry I couldn't do more!

It is certainly true that it has been busy here - there is a chance that the hotels were full, although if she passed through twice (before & after Lebanon?) she may have booked the second time.

We are leaving now, but will keep our eyes open as we are passing through Turkey (very briefly). I've also just spoken to a Canadian who is living here & knows a few people in the area. She has taken the website details so will hopefully take a look at what she can do.


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