Damascus, Syria. Here is where I will wander ancient streets and think about all the history around me. But I will make friends there among the ladies, and together we will marvel at the architecture and giggle about things beneath our veils and go shopping in the market and barter with the sellers.
Site of Palmyra, Syria - What an experience! From Damascus, driving down to Palmyra and seeing some amazing sights was exhilarating! The hypogeums ("Valley of the Tombs"), going to one of the oldest churches where Aramaic is still spoken, the colonnades and the arches, it's all worth a visit if you ever get a safe chance!