I will be leaving to Syria on the 10th of October at night, God willing. Best thing about it is that the weather is absolutely wonderful - around a 10-20 degree (Celsius) drop + the latitude adds a lot of atmosphere as well.
's recommendation, I would be buying the 10-20mm wide lens for all the wonderful olive-tree landscapes around the village and would be buying the 28mm prime lens to shower my grandma with photos - for all I know this is the best chance to take all the memories I have of her with me
She's making my favorite dishes, god bless her. She raised me when I was a child, not my parents, so there is a special bond between me and granny. She asked that I get her - of all things - a box of Kit Kat. And of course some herbs that would now be out of season in Syria. Tea is going to taste so good!
Anyway, I will be back the following week, although if I find it pointless to come on Tuesday noon so I could go to work for only 2 working days before the weekend, I might as well take the rest of the week off. Best part about getting a one month notice is that you start not giving a shit LoL.
So anyway, enjoy the thumbs, and I will be posting the small mini-guide on photo editing when I return. It will be using Picasa. Although it is ridiculously easy and primitive to use, you can actually pull of some good stunts with it if you use it properly. Anyway all this for later. You guys have a great Eid Mubarak with all your families as well !!