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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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... mosques. Green being the colour of Islam. There is always something naturally relaxing in watching an artificial sprawl of lights and business from afar. From stepping outside the madness, to watch it. And there is always a great sense of smallness that is felt when you spend the week looking up at the mountain, and one day you find yourself up that mountain looking down at the place you spent a week contemplating in. I stood up that mountain, looking at the Umayyad mosque from a ...
... busses being checked out of the station.
The first part of the route is on multi-lane highway seen before on our Maalula minibus trip, then we branch off to the East as we leave the suburbs of Damascus.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time in Damascus – we’ve slept in a lovely hotel, eaten good food in atmospheric restaurants, and explored the very interesting Old Town and souqs. We’re now off to the desert ruins of ...
... Simpson, the intrepid 65 year old BBC reporter who is always donning a flak jacket and reporting from the latest war-torn hot-spot. He’d arrived into Dubai that day from Baghdad where he’d been covering the Iraqi election. An interesting speaker. The other one was ‘A conversation with Alexander McCall-Smith’, the author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series among many other books. He was the most entertaining person imaginable. ...