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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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... decisions for you, ie omit certain things from the order which you have requested, or order other things for you that they think you want if they don't have what you want. For instance, we went to get a pizza the other night, craving some non-mezze fare and pratoning a Canadian pizza company called Sarpino's. I tried to order the veg pizza, no olives with pineapple, so the guy told me i should get the mediterranean pizza instead, because "it had all ...
... and 2 minutes later we've been transferred to an aging but comfortable Mercedes and we're off.
The journey takes about 3 hours in all. North of Amman is pretty flat, some arable and some very large factories. the border crossing is straight forward, just check point after check point- 4 on the Jordanian side and 3 on the Syrian one. Syria seems immediately bigger and better organised, but also less friendly on the part if it's officials. Before we know it we passed more ...
... language Arameic, which was widely spoken during the time the New Testament is set and the original language of the Bible. It was a strange evening. As we sat in a restaurant, we all went silent every time a local conversation started, so we could hear them speak the language we were curious about. Obviously used to it, they didn't seem bothered by our odd behaviour. Even with all the travel experience between us, this was the first purely linguistic experience for every one of us.