Syria before the chaos — National Geographic Traveller

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A short story about an encounter between the writer and Charlie, a Syrian man in Damascus, who is very welcoming and friendly. A very warm and unthreatening atmosphere is depicted and the illustration shows the very end of the story when the two men wave goodbye to each other, both in complete ignorance of what was soon to hit the country.