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... as a residence for the Ottoman Ottoman governor of Damascus As'ad Pasha al-Azm. The palace now houses the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.
The architecture is an excellent example of Damascene traditional houses. The structure itself consists of several buildings and two wings: the harem and the salamlik.
The harem is the family wing, which is a private space for the residents (the Azm family originally). This wing includes the kitchen, servant quarters, and ...
... first quote.
"No no, Mr. cab driver, I'll give you 1"
"No, 20. 20 good price for you."
"you'll take me for 1 or I'll get out and walk" I said, knowing very well that it wasn't that far.
We bantered back and forth before he finally accepted my offer.
Three minutes later he dropped me off at the station
I grabbed my bag out of the back and handed him 1JD, which was still too much.
"have a nice day" he said
"up yours" ...
... Had early night, slept outside for first time on mat. It was a very windy night, quite noisy but I think I only slept a little bit. Feeling absolute **** I was told I still had to go to Lebanon. I wasn’t too happy at all (due to some reason, group visa ****) and no refund even thought haven’t paid. I was very ****** off with our tour guide.
... in them. An older woman waved her hand at the icons that were high on the wall, and then kissed her hand. Women also lit a candle, blew it out, lit it again, blew it out etc while chanting a prayer. I was the only tourist around.
... have difference amounts. We then paid the visa fee at the cash office and waited another 15 minutes or so. But it was not over. The officer asked us where our driver was so we looked for him and he told the driver something in Arabic. Our driver told us in English 'You need to put something here' - yes asking extra money! We put 5JD in between the passports and our driver put our passports back to the counter. Now the ...