Smuggling Cartons of Cigarettes Into Syria

By |2021-04-16T13:46:17-05:00October 7th, 2014|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , |

My plan was to enter Syria via a land crossing from Jordan by getting a visa-on-arrival at the border. A pound of pistachios. Check. Two cokes. Check.  My fingers strolled through my worn Lonely Planet Middle East guide. I was in the midst of a multi-week trip covering a majority of the region. It was 2009, [...]