Al Bilal Hotel

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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Happy endings AREN'T real!

A travel blog entry by thiswim on May 26, 2014

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The trip to Damascus was short and I barely noticed it while Roni was at my side. This time our caravan came equipped with a bodyguard which kept the bandits away. Though on one night during the trip a snake slithered into the tent where Roni and I lay. Too afraid to scream for help or move I held my breath. As the snake got ready to strike a sudden whispering filled the tent and instead of biting the snake slithered away. That night ...

Allah (God), Syria (our Country), Bashar..........

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld on Mar 27, 2011

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... on Syria. We felt a little unsettled at times, but at no point did we ever feel unsafe. It was interesting to see what was being reported on Al Jazeera and how different this was to our experience. It is difficult for us to comment on the protests as we have not really gained much understanding of them. We will continue to follow what is happening in the country, but will remember Syria for the amazing people we have met and the great experiences we had there everyday.

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Syria Adventure Travel Company

A travel blog entry by syriaadventure on Mar 08, 2011

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... at their brick furnaces, might remind you of their predecessors, who first invented colored glass 3,000 years ago. In the thirteenth century, two Italian brothers came to Syria to learn the skill of glass-blowing, which they took back to Venice, and started fashioning "Venetian" glass.
A journey through a Syrian town is a journey into both the past and the present at the same time. You might happen on a Roman arch, built centuries before Christ, under which you might find ...

Sikera (Σικερα)

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Feb 27, 2011

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... He showed us how the Lord's Prayer would have sounded 2000 years by the Man himself, quite interesting and unique to hear! Click on the movie to the right to hear (part of) the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic.

However small, quiet and nice Ma'loula is; when we visited a small church (apparently really old) in town, 2 busloads full of Germans rolled in. The church door was very old and small as well though, and some of the ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 06, 2010

1 comment

... German, Turkish and Persian with apparent ease. "The worst thing I think is a very much aspirated H." she claimed "I can only say it by holding down my tongue with one finger." Personally I've found that I have to move the finger a little beyond the tongue to get some of the sounds just right.

The real challenge with the language does not lie in the backwards lacy script (which really isn't that difficult), or the strange noises (the muscles ...

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This hotel, located in Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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