Al Iwan

Bahsa Al Itihad Street, Damascus, Syria | 4 star 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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... Allah for his protection and went back to sleep. Once we got to Damascus Roni had made the plan that we should get married at the Great Mosque of the Ummayyads. It was perfect because it was at a place of our faith and it was beautiful so as soon as we got to Damascus we bought a small hut, slept, and headed to the Mosque in the morning. Little did I know that during our whole trip Jarah had been stalking us so when we reached the ...

The Souqs of Damascus

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld on Mar 15, 2011

3 comments, 16 photos

Any attempt to describe the amazing souq's and foods of Damascus would surely do it an injustice…..it has to be seen to be believed.

Perhaps it’s better to look at the photos.

But just a few of the amazing things we couldn’t resist trying…. sugared almonds, spices piled high, pomegranate juice, ice-cream with pistachios, ...

Syria Adventure Travel Company

A travel blog entry by syriaadventure on Mar 08, 2011

9 photos

... selling the latest electronic gadgets. Or you may pass on Ottoman caravanserai, bustling under its evocative Arabesque designs with present-day commercial activity.
Damascus, the world's oldest inhabited city, contains Greek ruins built over Aramean temples, and minarets rising over Crusader remains. The Omayyad mosque, a great edifice of Islamic civilization, became a prototype of Islamic architecture, from Spain to Samarcand.
In Aleppo, a grand fortress rises before ...

Sikera (Σικερα)

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

8 photos

... Germans barely fitted through... great entertainment! We did also try and speak to some local shepherds, but my Arab is definitely not up to scratch; I felt like I could communicate better with the sheep then with the people...

That night I visited a local tea-house with few other travelers. Alcohol is not a part of daily life in most parts of Damascus and therefore the favorite pastime for a lot of males is drinking ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 06, 2010

1 comment

... mouth and throat are like any other, they just need a different workout). The real challenge is deciding which, or how many, forms of the language you want to learn.

The dialect here in Damascus is apparently one of the most widely understood dialects in the Arab speaking world, yet it is distinct. It varies subtly from the Arabic spoken in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan and even other parts of Syria. As I'm heading back to Egypt soon I am happy ...

Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Bahsa Al Itihad Street, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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