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:||June 20th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)|| |
I guess everyone is checking by land, but what about by local rivers/lakes?
Sorry to ask a silly question, but are her posters in the reception of the last hotel she was staying in. Travellers she was friendly with may return to the same hotel a few weeks/months later and then realise she is missing.
I think you need to get local media involved. The paper and poster idea is good, but a bit quiet and you have to catch people at the right time/place.
Why not attract your own publicity - get a maniquin, dress it up in the same clothes as what she was wearing and parade it around the places she was last seen. Perhaps get a loudspeaker/translator involved also explaining the situation, the police might let you do this...
|Date:||June 20th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)|| |
Re: More Ideas
Maybe "cluching at straws here" but...
Did a quick internet search and found these tourists did similar travel to your sister, perhaps could shed light on the places she went to the day before/day missing:
"Trip to Aphamia
We went to Aphamia by minibus. It's best to take a (cheap) taxi to the busstation which is about 2 km outside of Hama. We had to change minibuses once. They dropped us off at the Museum of Aphamia which is quite nice with some great frescoes. We got in for 100 S£. You can also do this as an organized trip with the Cairo hotel. They will take in the Qalaat Shayzar, a fortress on the way. Then you have to go up the mountain for about 1 km to the actual site. You have to pay again to get in (300 S£). The site is actually a road of 2 km boarded with columns."
"Trips around Hama
Both the Cairo and the Riad hotel now organise trips either by car or by minibus to Crac des Chevaliers (1/2 day), but there's also an interesting day trip including:
- a village with beehive houses
- Qasr ibn Warden, a ruined desert castle (150 S£)
- the deserted city of Serjilla (150 S£) and Al-Bara (free!!). These cities have pretty well preserved Roman houses"