Travel Blogs from Hama, Syria

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Crusader Castles, Hama, Syria travel blog

Crusader Castles

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... day it is and it usually doesn't matter! From Hama, we travelled south and west to Crac des Chevalier, one of Syria's premier sights. Our guidebook describes Crac as "the epitome of the dream castle or childhood fantasies" (a quote from Paul ...

Waterwheels and vintage cars, Hama, Syria travel blog

Waterwheels and vintage cars

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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God, this is a fantastic country! Syria is, I think, probably the standout highlight of my trip so far, and one of the best countries I have ever travelled. The ceaseless and all-encompassing friendliness of the Syrians is reason enough alone to come ...

Water wheels of Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Water wheels of Hama

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... . This is fair enough as the same Governor who built the Damascus palace built this one before moving down there. Obviously Hama's is a smaller version but the ablaq masonry and the elegantly carved internal decorations are certainly in the same vein. I ...

Hummin' In Hama.., Hama, Syria travel blog

Hummin' In Hama..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Hama, home to the famous Norias (water wheels)and our base for visiting the number 2 must see site in Syria, Krak De Chevaliers. About Hama then. Hama in it's own right is quite a nice place and after Aleppo a welcome respite from 24 hour honking horns ...

Napping in Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Napping in Hama

A travel blog entry by kkandtt

Hama, Syria, July 7th Ok so we got into a bit of a different strain here and we have had our share of...problems. Nothing I'll go into detail about and nothing to worry about too for Hama becomes our place of rest, total and absolute, evinced best by ...

The Elusive Syrian Mafia..., Hama, Syria travel blog

The Elusive Syrian Mafia...

A travel blog entry by bernie-s

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... 't safe but that he would happily take me around the sites. As we got in his BMW I realised that when someone drives a BMW in Syria, they probably have a very distorted view of danger. Either way, it was a free ride to Apamea, which is great if you like ...

At (everyone elses) home in Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

At (everyone elses) home in Hama

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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... in Syria always seem to go like this (usually conducted in a mix of arabic, English, mime and possible even pictionary): Welcome to Syria!! Where are we from? Ah, Australia, we love Australians! How old are we? Are we brother and sister? Ah!! married!! ...

Visiting the mighty Krak, Hama, Syria travel blog

Visiting the mighty Krak

A travel blog entry by juliank

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... myself and about 7 others are leaving Hama to go to the desert ruins of Palmyra, touted as the "must-see" destination in Syria.   I must say I am really loving Syria, every day has brought something fantastic to see and the prices here are ...

Hummin' Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Hummin' Hama

A travel blog entry by purplefrog

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... Arabic English combination but it was a great place to be on a hot day anyway. We managed one sightseeing venture from Hama and that was to the Crusader castle of Crac des Chevalier. Largely constructed in the 12th Century it was never breached ...

Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Hama

A travel blog entry by finrod3791

... stand about 20 feet away which had it for about a quarter. :) It's incredible to see the difference between Turkey in Syria. Gone are the large groups of foreign tourists, endless racks of postcards, and signs in English everywhere. Here not only ...

Here for a journey, not a trip!, Hama, Syria travel blog

Here for a journey, not a trip!

A travel blog entry by elfstone

Day Two in Syria ....      My second day in Syria was full of surprises.  After a night full of lots of rain I woke up, had a lovely breakfast in the grotto, and prepared to head out with my English-speaking guide and driver ...

CASTLES AND ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON SLAYER, Hama, Syria travel blog

CASTLES AND ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON SLAYER

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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March 12, Thursday Castle Day. We are off on a tour to a couple of Castles in the area. We meet Anthony from northern England, Gilles from Paris bus working in Dublin, and Laura from Canada who works in Soul, Korea as an English Teacher. We are ...

Crac Des Chevaliers, Hama, Syria travel blog

Crac Des Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

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We had a short drive to Hama. Famous for its old water wheels. This town lies on the edge of the Ornotes River and is thought to be the most traditional of all the Syrian cities. It is famous for its Norias or water wheels, and these huge wooden ...

Alcohol-free Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Alcohol-free Hama

A travel blog entry by juliank

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... around town and make sure I was having a good time and I will greatly miss his hospitality.   The bus ride to Hama was quite staright forward, a direst bus was leaving within 5 minutes of us arriving there. We arrived in Hama after dark ...

Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Hama

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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... is so sad we have such a beautiful, comfortable bus and will only be on it for 30 minutes. We have met a university student from Hama who came and asked if we were from Canada, which surprised us. He said he had seen all the stickers on our packs. ...

The creaking waterwheels of Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

The creaking waterwheels of Hama

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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Hama is famous throughout Syria for its giant groaning, creaking wooden waterwheels known locally as 'norias'. They are splendid in appearance although the noise emitted is extraordinarily loud and fairly painful on the ...

Syria, some green before the desert, Hom, Hama, Syria travel blog

Syria, some green before the desert

A travel blog entry by jfontanieu

... . Il n'y a pas grand chose à dire de plus, en vérité, et j'errai sans objectif particulier dans les rues d'Hama, étonnamment vides, donnant à ma ballade une dimension étrange, très agréable. J'ai regagné Homs tranquillement.   ...

Arab Castles and Water wheels, Hama, Syria travel blog

Arab Castles and Water wheels

A travel blog entry by mikeandfi

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... .  That's a whole lot of stable cleaning. Apamea Teashop is also the home of one of the coolest cars in Syria, an old 1950s Pontiac.  Capitols from the ancient Roman ruins serve dual purpose here as tourist attractions and coffee tables. ...

Smitten with Syria, Hama, Syria travel blog

Smitten with Syria

A travel blog entry by dangabesisaak

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... re enjoying every aspect of what we see here (except the bathrooms) and can't understand why more people don't come here.  Syria is such a wonderful place full of facinating people with easy smiles and an eagerness to help and please.  And did ...

Water wheel heaven but mosquito hell, Hama, Syria travel blog

Water wheel heaven but mosquito hell

A travel blog entry by tinker

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... !!!!! Just look at the pretty water wheels raising water from the Orontes river to Aquaducts to irrigate to fertile lands of Hama, arr!!! or the Pretty Poppy (natural not cultivated, I think!) and wheat fields surrounding the roman ruins at ...

What a difference a border makes, Hama, Syria travel blog

What a difference a border makes

A travel blog entry by mshields

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... light and alive and can see Gods smile everywhere. Today I am in Hamma and will head to a major crusader castle this evening before carrying on to Damascus... Thoughts so far???? I LOVE SYRIA Quote for the day. 'Don't believe everything you ...

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Hama, Syria travel blog

Welcome, welcome, welcome

A travel blog entry by dynamo

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From Aleppo to Hama, 140km, took no time at all. Such a relief to be on level road again after Turkey. Hama is perhaps a bit greener and a bit cleaner than other Syrian towns, and is interesting for its 'norias' or big waterwheels that have been used to ...

WATER-WHEELS, ARAK, AND THE DEAD CITIES ..., Hama, Syria travel blog

WATER-WHEELS, ARAK, AND THE DEAD CITIES ...

A travel blog entry by chaymus

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Hama, Syria Syria has been a joy to travel in. Super friendly people, lots to see and great food. We were planning to follow on from here into Labannon, but it seems to be slightly unstable at the moment. Iran also looks like being off the list. We are ...

16th – 18th October, Hama, Syria travel blog

16th – 18th October

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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... bus from Aleppo to Hama, which we used as a base to travel to the Crac des Chevaliers and then on to Palmyra. The buses in Syria are not quite of the same standard as those in Turkey, neither in the quality of the vehicle, nor of the service, but it got ...

Ghosts, Hama, Syria travel blog

Ghosts

A travel blog entry by hdh

The Hotel Cairo is, according to the Lonely Planet, the best budget hotel in Syria. It is situated right next door to the other best one. They offer extremely good value accommodation, which they can afford to do because their real business is ...

Borders and bureaucracies, Hama, Syria travel blog

Borders and bureaucracies

A travel blog entry by hdh

... again. Still, he was obviously having a good day and, only forty minutes after we started, we crossed into Syria - legally this time. Hama was our first stop. Sitting on the Orontes River it is pretty and relaxing. It's recent history is ...

Holy Days, Hama, Syria travel blog

Holy Days

A travel blog entry by hdh

People flock to Syria for the great crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers. For many it conjures boyhood fantasies of mighty chargers, fluttering pennants, jousts and chivalry. Qala'at Salah ad-Din is less famed and more ruined. It sits high on a ...

Lattakia and hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Lattakia and hama

A travel blog entry by jordanblair100

... at it soon when i get to a decent mirror but at the moment it will have to stay. Next up i visited Hama, a nice little city in central syria. Its famed fopr its wooden wheels, called Norias, that collect water and carry it along viaducts to the citys ...

Sexuelle Belästigung (auch für Schtöppsi!), Aleppo/Haleb-Hama-Palmyra-Damaskus, Syria travel blog

Sexuelle Belästigung (auch für Schtöppsi!)

A travel blog entry by juttachris

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Hama, Hama, Syria travel blog

Hama

A travel blog entry by rohan

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