Travel Blogs from Damascus, Syria

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Bye Bye Bicycles, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Bye Bye Bicycles

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... on the way to Damascus he was blinded by the Lord and his life took a 180 degree turn (as hr journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly a great light shone around him from heaven...then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were open he saw no ...

New Year, New Journey?, Damascus, Syria travel blog

New Year, New Journey?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... of seats up front with him.  A different perspective on the traffic from cycling that's for sure.  Upon arrival into Damascus we had a clear view of the traffic.  Absolutely crazy!  And I thought I had seen crazy traffic in Athens ...

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... Mountains loom way off in the distance, but they are the same beige sandy color as the rest of the baking hot earth. Damascus looks very interesting as we get to the outskirts. Very smoggy as we come through the industrial sectors, but as we approach ...

Syria - Into the 'Axis of Evil'!, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Syria - Into the 'Axis of Evil'!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... were: a) Aleppo - the oldest inhabited city in the world? Although this claim will be strongly disputed by those from Syria's capital city Damascus, it's pretty safe to say that one of the major cities in Syria is the oldest. We visited the nearby ...

Layer Cake of Civilization, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Layer Cake of Civilization

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ate snacks from the many ovens around town.  At the Al Haramain Hotel, I met people from various places.  Damascus was busy with tourists enjoying the spring weather, along with the many locals shopping in the covered souks, which provided ...

The long road to Damascus, Damascus, Syria travel blog

The long road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... is just as much a journey of the mind as it is kilometres of dirt-tracking, and perhaps this is thinking country. Into Damascus, that courts itself along with Nazareth, Harrab and a host of other settlements as the world's oldest city. Local relics have ...

The Oldest City in the World, Damascus, Syria travel blog

The Oldest City in the World

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... had to try to be a bit more wary. Unfortunately, we both feel like we've spent too much time in cities in Syria (Aleppo, Hama and Damascus). The traffic is hard on the nerves. There's a fair amount of honking on city streets as well as on highways and ...

Damascus: end of the road, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus: end of the road

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... came away with my neck from the shave. Oh well, the hair will grow back! From what I've seen, Damascus is a fantastic city with great infrastructure and a progressive, cultured and friendly populace. Notwithstanding monetary sanctions and trade ...

The world's oldest city, Damascus, Syria travel blog

The world's oldest city

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... us the visa anyway.   We switch back into the Syrian car and continue on to Damascus.  In terms of wealth, friendliness, infrastructure and organisation, Syria seems at first look to be somewhere between Egypt and Jordan.  The cars are ...

Crossing Syria, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Crossing Syria

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... to be here. From the first, Damascus has impressed me. Palpably different from the other Arab cities I've travelled through so far, Damascus exudes a feeling of openness and discovery that is most welcome. It is a city not yet jaded by the influences of ...

Early to beer, early to bed, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Early to beer, early to bed

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Damascus, Syria GMT +2:00hrs Entry to follow... ...

The road to Damascus, Damascus, Syria travel blog

The road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... or did that a while ago (probably ol' Lawrence again) and I'm happy to follow in their footsteps in 2006. Because Damascus and Syria in general is turning into one pleasant and interesting surprise as I wend my way northwards. Hopefully it continues this ...

Dancin' In Damascus.., Damascus, Syria travel blog

Dancin' In Damascus..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... . Thanks for everything guys, hope all goes well with the wedding back in Sth Africa in 6 months time. Anyway back to Damascus. On a journey from Mecca, legend has it, the Prophet Mohammed looked down from the mountainside on Damascus but refused to ...

Damascus - Capital of Syria, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus - Capital of Syria

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... same to happen like when we arrived in Aleppo and get lost for hours, we decieded to take a taxi to our chosen hostel. Damascus is very pretty, even though its a bigger city than Aleppo, its much cleaner and theres more to visit. Yesterday afternoon ...

Damascus, Dana, and Diarrhea, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus, Dana, and Diarrhea

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... complain; I got all the way through Turkey and halfway through Syria before the explosive diarrhea hit. Dana (whose home I'm staying in Damascus) is a wonderful person by the way - it's not just everyone who opens their door to a stranger who comes in ...

Terrorists here??? Damascus is safer than the US!, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Terrorists here??? Damascus is safer than the US!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... the website, it states the following: Obama, in a letter to Congress notifying it of his decision, accused Damascus of "supporting terrorism, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining U.S. and international efforts with ...

Suicide Bombers, Iraqi Insurgents, and Jello Shots, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Suicide Bombers, Iraqi Insurgents, and Jello Shots

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... rights of woman, but overall, there is a culture of hospitality and friendliness here that is all pervading and very powerful. Damascus claims to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world (contested by Aleppo in the north), with evidence of ...

Accepting candy from a stranger!, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Accepting candy from a stranger!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... well and its said that the head of John the Baptist is contained in a casket here.  However, when the Muslims entered Damascus in AD 636, they converted the eastern part into a mosque and allowed the Christians to continue their worship in the ...

Bob Marley from Syria?, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Bob Marley from Syria?

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... in your passport as they will refuse entry, I have heard in extreme cases that people have been arrested.    Arriving in Damascus on a Friday, most of the people were at the mosque and the streets were empty.  I felt like I had been here ...

Damascus, here we come, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus, here we come

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... another part of the world. We parked the truck at a campground, set the tents up, and decided to go for a wander around Damascus. Lovely walled city, where we had some awesome kebabs. Then we had to hit the mosques. Before we could enter, all the girls ...

Damascus - Rich In History., Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus - Rich In History.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... for our evening meal and got ourselves organized to leave Syria. It is with reluctance, as it is a beautiful country with lovely friendly people and very little hassle.   Footnote: The Ancient City Of Damascus is UNESCO World Heritage ...

The Road To Damascus., Damascus, Syria travel blog

The Road To Damascus.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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A funny thing happened to biblical Saul on the road to Damascus - us to! We found the Bagdad Cafe. Close to the turn off to Iraq (only 152 klms away) we stopped at this little Bedouin Enterprise and had a cup of tea and chatted to the brothers who ...

The people of Syria are the friendliest!, Damascus, Syria travel blog

The people of Syria are the friendliest!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... wanted their children to learn Arabic.  Her husband was still in the US closing up his business and was soon joining them in Damascus where they would live. She told me that the children only have US passports and that she had to have her uncle come ...

Damascus To Aleppo - Syria., Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus To Aleppo - Syria.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Today was a red letter day. Fruit for breakfast!! We are already liking Syria! We have had buffet breakfast through out Egypt and Jordan and whilst there has always been some sort of eggs, olives, tomatoes and yoghurt the standard buffet is ...

Friendly Welcome in Aleppo, Allepo to Damascus, Syria travel blog

Friendly Welcome in Aleppo

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... to schedule all of my outings with the friendly Syrians. -- Nargila Nights. For the last of my mellow days in Damascus, I visited Damascene friends, sipped coffee with other backpackers and ritually puffed on Nargila at a busy coffee shops in the ...

Damascus All Over Again, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus All Over Again

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... Jordanian friend, Raghad, had arranged a service taxi that would take us to Beirut. 37 JDs a piece. We went into Syria; passed Damascus, and finally arrived at the Lebanese boarder. The Syrians exit-stamped my passport. However, when I gave my passport ...

Didn't really hang about in damascus i had ..., Damascus, Syria travel blog

Didn't really hang about in damascus i had ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Didn't really hang about in Damascus. I had seen much the same stuff in Aleppo earlier in the week. Spent a day wandering around the souqs etc, and stayed one night in Munster Mansion, but it was OK. Wasn't really in the mood to discover this city. A ...

19th reasonably quite day in aleppo though ..., Latakia, Syria travel blog

19th reasonably quite day in aleppo though ...

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19th Reasonably quite day in Aleppo, though saw a car crash on a busy junction. Couldn't believe it was the first smash I'd seen in my time here given that the drivers are all trying to be Stirling Moss in their Ladas and minibuses (the only two ...

Damascus Cont'd, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus Cont'd

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... diplomatic at all. There are no flags, escorts or dignitaries. Even the house of parliament is not easily recognizable. The Damascus University is the education hub of the country. The tourist information office was very helpful in telling me how to ...

Damascus, Damascus, Syria travel blog

Damascus

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... very helpful. I am staying in a dorm with 2 other people for 550 Syrian pounds, including breakfast. Finding my way around Damascus has been quite a challenge. I have been using my compass quite often. Went to the Great Umayyad Mosque, built in 705 ...

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