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... 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 liked...in 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 ...
... inhabited city on Earth - although this is not evident, as there is nothing much from before about 200 years ago left standing. Instead there are miles and miles of the usual unfinished one storey breeze block structures with rusty wires sticking out of the roof, which have been a constant presence in every country on this trip so far.
My impression of Damascus is that it is a poor relation to Cairo - it seems to have all ...
... 8217;s halls, a palace, baths and a mosque were all easily distinguishable.
Leaving the castle behind us we climbed a high mountain and were presented with magnificent views of the Ghan valley, a broad bright green valley far below, criss-crossed by roads and water channels, obviously fertile country even from up here. Unfortunately it was a bit early for lunch at a nice-looking restaurant overlooking the view. We descended the mountain into ...
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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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