Travel Blogs from Bosra, Syria

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"Tickets, tickets please!"

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... Assigned seating that people actually followed...I felt like I was in North America!  So unlike anything we've seen in Syria.  Other travelers boarded without tickets as would be expected.  However, after a few stops and the bus filled ...

To Irbid?, Bosra, Syria travel blog

To Irbid?

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... supports still survived as did many columns, and the entire solid basalt structure.  Imagining the seats full of Bosra's citizens being entertained wasn't too difficult, as late afternoon clouds moved quickly overhead. Around the corner, I found ...

Gem in the Syrian wild, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Gem in the Syrian wild

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... to have the third oldest mosque in existence, converted from a Byzantine church in the early 7th century. Also, prophet Mohammed visited Bosra when he was twelve (about 583AD) and met a wise monk at the local monastery, who boldly declared on the spot ...

Damascus Cont'd and Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Damascus Cont'd and Bosra

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... psychiatrist; currently, he works in Zurich; took a 2-week break from work and decided to visit his German friend in Syria; after Bosra, we sat at a cafe in Damascus and talked extensively about politics and economics. I expected Bosra to be similar to ...

Smugglin' Syrian Smokes, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Smugglin' Syrian Smokes

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

... station (or rather, a bus, just parked beside the road). The bus took me to Dara'a, the border town between Syria and Jordan. I took a taxi again, this time to Bosra. I hired the driver to take me there, wait a couple hours and take me back, but he asked ...

bosra**, Bosra, Syria travel blog

bosra**

A travel blog entry by loelai

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The trip to Bosra and the Amphitheatre at Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

The trip to Bosra and the Amphitheatre at Bosra

A travel blog entry by thistlecheck

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... after 15 centuries of silence it is now again used as a performance space! Thank goodness for the Directorate of Antiquities of Syria! I warbled a little tune myself while at the centre to the utter horror of the kids! The acoustics are fabulous! The ...

To the theater, Bosra, Syria travel blog

To the theater

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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Today I took a daytrip down to Bosra, pronounced more like "Busra" down near the Jordan border.  The main attraction is a well-preserved Roman theater; a citadel was built around it and it was covered in sand over the years, which is why it did not ...

Last scene in the south, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Last scene in the south

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins

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... city of Bosra. Bosra is quite important for Moslims due to the role it plays in the early life of the prophet Mohammed. Bosra has a magnificently preserved Roman theater that still hosts a music festival every year. Next to the theater the city has a load ...

Last Visa-Country: Syria, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Last Visa-Country: Syria

A travel blog entry by pajas

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... , less organized and much more dirty by rubbish, Syria is a shadow of Jordan, but the last stage before returning to Europe to take. We arrived for a stopover first to Bosra to visit the surprisingly magnificent ancient roman city and  grand theatre. ...

Day Trip to Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Day Trip to Bosra

A travel blog entry by kdwali

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... UNESCO site), reportedly the best preserved Roman theatre in the world. Bosra is located on what was once a major trade route into Syria from the Arabian Desert. It fortunes dies after 700AD but the theatre and the ruins remain. The theatre has a seating ...

Entering Syria . . . Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Entering Syria . . . Bosra

A travel blog entry by donna321

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The Amphitheater at Bosra . . ...

Bosra's Ruins, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Bosra's Ruins

A travel blog entry by fatduck

... . I had one last tea with Adrian, Phil and Arnika (Alex had left earlier that morning) - and then caught a bus towards Bosra, my last site in Syria. My stars were lucky and I boarded a bus right away, and then found another in Dera'a (a stop over ...

Lattakia, Bosra in Syria, then back to Jordan, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Lattakia, Bosra in Syria, then back to Jordan

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... , but OK for 500 SYP.    Monday 24 May 2010             Bosra (Syria) to Jerash (Jordan)    Up by 8am, and in to look at the Citadel/theatre, striking problems straight away, as ...

Bussin' to Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Bussin' to Bosra

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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... , with tent villages, sheep flocks, motorbikes roaring around, and occasional truck/bus depots and industrial sites. The town of Bosra is typical Syria, lots of business going on, and tractors, cars and motorbikes buzzing around. At the far end of town we ...

From the Dead Sea into Syria, Bosra, Syria travel blog

From the Dead Sea into Syria

A travel blog entry by robertandtanja

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... his sphere of influence. We legally entered Syria. We had probably been lucky, it was relatively quiet. Bosra, our first stop in Syria, famous for a beautifully preserved Roman theatre inside a 13th century Ayyubid fortress. Perfect acoustics and big ...

Back in Damascus, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Back in Damascus

A travel blog entry by tsimko

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... time on the bus than in Bosra itself, and in the evening rested over a shisha puff. Damascus is undisputedly Syria’s highlight, traffic surprisingly bearable, old city engaging. People visiting also neighbouring countries will probably pass by few ...

Jun 07, 2010, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Jun 07, 2010

A travel blog entry by dbadgery

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Apr 14, 2007, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Apr 14, 2007

A travel blog entry by robandjoan

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omayyad mosque and bosra., Bosra, Syria travel blog

omayyad mosque and bosra.

A travel blog entry by knifehammer

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... hour trip to bosra. i must say that this place is by far the coolest place ive seen in syria thus far. although there is a modern town around it....bosra itself is an almost complete roman city!!! with the main focus being a huge...strangely moated roman ...

Amazing Roman Theatre and an Impromptu Opera, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Amazing Roman Theatre and an Impromptu Opera

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld

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... outside – it was quite a beautiful performance…..tour groups, today you are forgiven. The rest of the ancient city at Bosra was mostly ruins and we didn’t have much information about it. Although it was kind of fun to be wandering around ...

Dec 18, 2009, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Dec 18, 2009

A travel blog entry by nuraini_hamid

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Bosra Basalt Ruins, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Bosra Basalt Ruins

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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A 2 hour bus ride to the back water village of bosra. But the ruins here are excellent. Ended up staying longer than planned but now back in Damascus to relax for the ...

Bosra, Romeinse provinciehoofdstad, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Bosra, Romeinse provinciehoofdstad

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... van de ondergrondse schatten. Zij vonden niet alleen de sporen van de Romeinse bezetters. Nadat de Romeinen vertrokken, kwam Bosra in handen van islamitische krijgsheren. Zij bouwden moskeeŽn en Koranscholen, die nog steeds overeind staan. Iedere ...

Damascus - Bosra, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Damascus - Bosra

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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A stinging stowaway, Bosra, Syria travel blog

A stinging stowaway

A travel blog entry by kadadiri

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... us took the opportunity to revisit the post office and the supermarket, phillistines that we are. Crossed back into Syria this afternoon and arrived here in Bosra not long afterwards. By then the sky had become overcast. The whole town, but especially the ...

Aug 19, 2010, Bosra, Syria travel blog

Aug 19, 2010

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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