Travel Photo of the Week: A Syrian Boy in Aleppo

Lisa of Chicky Bus posted a great photo of two Syrian boys outside the souk in Aleppo – an historical place that is sadly no longer. It brought back some memories for me and thanks to my lovely wife’s scanning work last summer, I have a whole load of old film photos from when I started this traveler’s life back in the mid-90s. I’m working on a book about my travels in Syria and Egypt, a sort of supplement to The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey, and I think it’s time I start posting some of my old photos.


This photo was also taken in Aleppo. Kids were very bold about approaching me and my travel companions, and this may have been the only one of them who seemed at least a little shy about having his photo taken. Everyone else was clambering to get into line for a group shot. The boy’s green eyes matched his sweater.

I posted a full gallery of photos of children in Syria on The Mad Traveler home site. Have a look!

My ebook The Yogurt Man Goeth: Travels in Egypt and Syria may be available by the end of 2013. If you are interested in receiving an update when this book becomes available, please leave a comment below or send an email to revtravel < at> yahoo com with the words “Egypt/Syria book” in the subject. (I will not be gathering these emails for any purpose other than notifications about the book when it’s ready.)

One thought on “Travel Photo of the Week: A Syrian Boy in Aleppo

  • March 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I love your photo, Kevin! So glad that my post inspired yours–thanks for the mention.

    I love the way the boy’s eyes match the sweater…cool.

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