The Al-Rabie Hotel

The photograph is gloomy, and the colours are fading. But it was twenty-five years ago. I'm sitting in the high-ceilinged inner courtyard of the Al-Rabie Hotel in Old Damascus, catching up my travel journal. My wife calls out from the first floor. I stop writing, look up and wave for the camera.

The Al-Rabie Hotel is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read The Al-Rabie Hotel: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/the-al-rabie-hotel

Also Syrians Love Peace: https://tallandtrue.com.au/travel/syrians-love-peace.

Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com

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Podcast Theme and Sound Effects

Royalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.

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Production Notes

Tall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.

Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.

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