As if it wasnt enough having to go through hell a few weeks ago as my daughter is living in Japan,(just got out of Tokyo before the quake) my second son is now in The Middle East (Beirut, Jordan and Syria ) on his holidays. The airline lost both his and his friend's luggage and he was in the desert for three days without a change of clothing. He emailed me to inform me that he 'stank' but failed to alleviate me worrying about him. I have emailed him the BBC link to tell him to change his plans and PLEASE do not go to Damascus, but I havent a clue whether he will go or not. If he does I bet he wont be insured if anything happens. I wish also that he would stop visiting war zones. He has made a habit of it in the past and boy, does he worry me. Just hoping that he makes it back safe and sound.