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TravelPod Member ReviewsAfamia Hotel Damascus
probably on the pricier side for backpacker travel but i do recall this being the nicest hotel i stayed at in my 10 months of backpacking. shhhhhhwing~
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... you have to think-how comfortable are we ordering food and eating in front of the majority of people whom are not allowed to eat or drink. How hungry are we? My dad said he found one of his Christian employees discretely nibbling on a carrot in the corner of their office the other day so as not to obvioulsy be eating in front of their muslim co-workers. It is also to be noted that children and pregnant woman can dine throughout the day, however I'm not ...
... evening started with a real gluttony feast consisting of ca 10 various local dishes, followed by nargileh and, of course, football watching. The following morning I got up to see the sunrise. I not only had the site virtually for myself, it was also beautifully coloured by morning sun. After breakfast we finished off the sightseeing and returned back to the capital.
I hope to be coming back to Damascus soon, so perhaps will write more about it later.
... one could easily match them. Straight and orderly, they were distinctly different from the others, but just as full of colour and enticing aromas and bustling of activity. Taking just one wrong turn, we ended up in a narrow, winding back alley with no hint of the activity just around the corner.
Next to the sous', or rather the focus of the sous', was the Umayyad Mosque. Once the centre of entire Islam, and today considered one of the most important places in Islam, second ...