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I wake to the sound of surf breaking on the shore and lie in bed enjoying the gentle sound. I make coffee. I sit on the balcony peeling a mandarin that still has its stalk and green leaf. The two fishermen are working hard paying out their net. I wonder how long they have been doing the same job and for how long will it continue? It is a far cry from hoovering up the sea's fish stocks with ocean going trawlers. Their only ...
... be a hotel overlooking the sea. It's not. It's an apartment block. Lucky them! I'm about to leave then change my mind. Shy bairns get nowt. The concierge appears.
"Room for one?" I ask hopefully.
"No, we have not room for one".
My heart sinks.
"We have two rooms".
I follow him upstairs and he shows me a two bedroomed apartment. It would be great value if there were four of us. I look at the view from the balcony and there it is, ...
... economic importance.
Rotana Hotel and Resort
The hotel Rotana is held by a middle eastern hotel management company, it has a private beach with marina and 2 outdoor swimming pools one which has a swim-bar, it has all the amenities of many 4/5 * star hotels. 190 rooms in the main building and 42 1,2 & 3 bedroomed villas with private terrace. they have several eateries and including ...
... above) in the centre is the Byzantine citadel along with a crusader Tea House and a Crusader Church adjoining one of the Byzantine Chapels. Arab additions include a Mosque, dating back to Sultan Qalaun and a palace including baths with courtyards which have been slightly restored.
The group saw a reception of the knights who represent the eras that have passed this ...
... character of the place. Islam is very little visible here. I stayed in backpackers’ oriented Safwan hotel, on the 7th floor with some fine views. Nearby beaches I didn’t visit, although Mediterranean looked tempting.
This detour to Lattakia I made for the sake of visiting Qala’at Saladin, a thousand years old castle. It was a half day trip. Similarly to Samaan, I got by minivan to the nearest village and ...