It seems that I will not be going to Syria. I hurt myself a week ago, quite by accident, and have been something of a temporary cripple since. While it’s healing, it isn’t healing fast enough. I’m not fit to go.
I am a bit sad about this — I booked at Christmas time and I’ve wanted to go for years. But it just isn’t sensible to put that much strain on things. In fact trying to get fit against the clock is a mug’s game anyway.
The tour I booked was Restoration Story with Voyages Jules Verne:
Viewing Palmyra, Crac des Chevaliers, Baalbeck and Byblos, staying in 5-star hotels.
(I’m nothing for staying in a toilet when I’m on holiday, so that tour looked pretty good).
In order to ease the process of claiming, I bought the over-priced insurance from them. I’ve never had to claim on holiday insurance before; so I was a bit bemused when I rang them this evening to find that they said “YOU have to call the insurance company and sort things out.” The “insurance company”, of course, turns out to be someone else. I’d bought from them because I thought it would make claiming easier. Evidently not!
Off to the doctor tomorrow to get my claim form stamped. Joy!