Al Fares Hotel

29th May St, Damascus, Syria | Hotel

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Roamin' Roman Ruins in Palmyra

A travel blog entry by ezandtreggas


We decide to head to Palmyra, a town with Roman ruins in the middle of the Syrian desert. We have to go via Homs but not before Fidhal tries to convince us to stay at his house. We finally got underway after some tea and some more 80’s music.

We arrive in Homs at 3.30pm to be informed by the touts that the next big bus to Palmyra is …

The ruined city of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding


We set off late in the day to avoid the blistering heat and bustling tour groups that we know from experience tend to visit historical sites in the midday sun. When we arrived at around 6pm, the site was blissfully empty and calm, allowing us to wander and clamber around the site in peace. As you will see from the photos, the ruins cover a large …

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale


... I decided to move on to Damascus despite the warnings.

On my last night in Aleppo after yet another tour around the old citadel, I was confronted by a group of angry people waving rifles alongside armed soldiers. In total, there were about fifty people. I crossed the street, fearing that this could get ugly. It wasn't until I looked back that I noticed that the soldiers were in period costume and there were other people dressed in Bedouin robes. It was a ...

The Road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan


... Umayyad mosque,built in 706 AD on top of a Byzantine cathedral which had previously been built over a temple of Jupiter. The food here was more varied as well. While maneuvering through the souq we stopped to enjoy some delicious Damascus ice cream at Bakdash, which has served ice cream here since 1890, and a cinnamon waffle dipped in hot chocolate. We also met a guy named Denny who had lived ...

Amman to Damascus

A travel blog entry by radcliffe-riley

... 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 ...


This hotel, located on 29th May St, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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