My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria - The Beginning Of My Ascendance — LiveJournal
My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria|
|Date:||May 7th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)|| |
just some thoughts.
i lived and travelled extensively in syria a few years ago. it's all a matter of finding a syrian local who has seen her - foreigners in that part of the country don't go unnoticed for long. i'm really surprised the authorities didn't have a tail on her. be advised that hama is a sensitive city politically, and doesn't have great relations with the central government, because the government flattened the whole city a decade or two back. that may impede your progress, as people might be reluctant to speak with authorities.
syrians are excellent people though - i'm american, younger than your sister, and had no problems travelling alone through the country - and hopefully this will all turn out alright. it's very possible she would have no need for money if she was with a syrian family and unable to get back to hama for some reason - she would be taken care of without question on the basis of traditional hospitality.
she sounds savvy and clever though... presumably this will protect her.