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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria - The Beginning Of My Ascendance — LiveJournal
April 22nd, 2007
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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 8th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)

a few more thoughts

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I saw the article in the Sun today. I was in Syria for 2 weeks in mid-April. I stayed in Hama but did not visit Qasr Ibn Wardan. I did go to some out of the way places in other parts of the country and without fail whenever I was walking a quiet road, a local stopped and gave me a ride as far as he was going. I'm not sure if the custom would be different for a lone female though. There also minibuses travelling on most roads and they stop to pick up passengers anywhere along the way. If the area is at all touristy (either local or foreign tourists) there will also be taxis working the route. All I can say is get a good translator and walk every road she may have walked and talk to anybody she may have encountered along the way. Like everybody else has said I'm sure you'll get the warmest welcome imaginable from the Syrians.

I wish you all the best in your search. I've also forwarded your link to locals I met while in Syria.
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