Carlton Hotel

17th Nissan Street, Mezze, Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

The North!

A travel blog entry by kduntley

... ago when I was packing for this trip. Here I am thinking I'd be in the desert for most of the trip, so I brought linen pants, tshirts, and one fleece. Turns out I was freezing in Bethlehem, freezing in Hebron, freezing in Jerusalem, and now I'm freezing in the Galilee and Golan Heights with SNOW. Jeez louise.....

So the last couple days have been really great! We went ...

Axis of zataar, mosques and neon mountains

A travel blog entry by henniterness


... it so bizarre any more. The weather by the way is gorgeous, making us feel rather hot in our fully covered gear of long pants and sleeves. Approximately two hours after we finally finish our lovely breakfast (yes, yes, I know!), sundown on the mountain is a spectacle of traditional music playing out of ghetto blasters and families setting up their own picnic tables, just behind a stretch of of mountain top cafes that are illuminated by neon lights.

Then ...

Love and travel have in common .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus


... by ancient inns with vast striped arched ceilings; a lot of glitter, definitely not all gold. Extravagance in the dresses, the perfumes, the welcomes. There is one long street cutting through, Straight Street it is called. You may remember that Saul of Tarsus while riding to Damascus to arrest some Christians was blinded by God on the road, and was told “arise, and go into the street which is called Straight...” Today, Via Recta, Straight Street, overflows with ...


A travel blog entry by knifehammer


... old as hell art and mosaics. i guess this convent has been around for like 800 years or more or something. up hill we hit a smaller greek or cercasian orthodox one, which i liked more. there were caves there where monks used to go into for prayer, which i principle...although now they all smell of urine and are littered with chip bags. like the peterborough bus terminal, so nothing really new for me.
after our day of hardcore religio-tourism we ...

Discover Old City Damascus

A travel blog entry by teresatraveler


... were kept.

After you have seen the major sights, be sure to spend some time walking through the narrow cobblestone streets and discovering the beautiful treasures hidden behind the tall walls and non-descript doors of the Old City of Damascus.

Check out my Damascus Video ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 17th Nissan Street, Mezze, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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