Andrew visits Syria to explore some of the oldest civilizations on earth. Syria was a crossroads for trade routes between Asia and Europe. Andrew retraces some of those old routes, searching for experiences and foods that echo back to biblical times.

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Andrew and the production crew shoot a scene in front of the tomb of John the Baptist's head for the Syria episode of Bizarre Foods. 960 1280


Andrew milks a sheep in the desert outside Palmyra, Syria. 960 1280


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Andrew talks to the camera in front of the tomb where John the Baptist's head is kept in Syria. 960 1280


Walking through the ruins in Palmyra at sunset is a must. 960 1280


Cameraman Luke Logan gets some shots of the locals. 960 1280


A man carefully sets up a display of fruits and vegetables at a souk (aka market) in Damascus. 960 1280


Andrew prepares for a camel ride with some Bedouins. 960 1280


Andrew explores a souk and checks out a colorful display of dried fruit in Damascus. 960 1280


Men and women walk to the Umayyad Mosque for a call to prayer in Damascus. 960 1280


Andrew samples omelets from King of Ejja in Aleppo. 960 1280


Jockeys prepare for a camel race in Palmyra. 960 1280


Andrew samples an Abu Shaker juice drink topped with fruit, sweetened cheese, cookies and nuts. 960 1280


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