Al Fares Hotel

29th May St, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Roamin' Roman Ruins in Palmyra

A travel blog entry by ezandtreggas

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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

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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

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... courtyard) I had to remind him that the hotel staff all spoke fluent English. I could be arrested for that sort of behaviour. It was very awkward. His words about the current government echoed around the hotel while seven staff members listened in.

I stopped for some lunch in one of the souks in a snack bar that had no atmosphere and no smiles, like many places here. The girl who eventually served me (I was their only customer) went back into the kitchen and after ...

Hmmmmmmm

A travel blog entry by fnahallnz

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... We didn't get much sleep that night.  The next morning we moved our stuff into the room with private bathroom and felt much better. The staff here are very rude which just adds to everything else.  We left the hotel and went for a walk around the old city. It took all day walking around the tiny streets getting lost, looking in palaces and mosques. I had the best ice cream ever in a place called Bardash. Even Fraser said it was good. Feeling tired ...

Ramadan Kareem

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... to conduct business and even in a secular country such as this, it is wise to stay away from those times and leave the hungry people to their breakfast. In such 50 degree dry weather, I couldn't imagine not eating or drinking during daylight and it is really quite remarkable what the devoted will do for their faith. Of course, tempers do flair and people get tired-we noticed in the tourist heavy souk of Aleppo, it was better and easier to shop in ...

Location

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