Al Iwan

Address: Bahsa Al Itihad Street, Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
 
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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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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Surviving Syria

    A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... quarter of the old town of Damascus and walking distance from some of the best souks on the planet. Unlike the souks of Marrakech, here people go about their business without hassling tourists. Remember, this is Syria in the midst of a political crisis so the only tourists were the hardcore types. I had the whole city to myself. And as for the protests? I only saw those on TV. Walking around the old part of Damascus was pleasant and although the people were strangely ...

    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 ...

    Back to Damascus

    A travel blog entry by meezerman on Dec 17, 2010

    14 photos

    ... the Baptist, and was where the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammed, was taken (although it has since been moved to Cairo).

    I also visit the tomb of Saladin and see a performance by a traditional story teller which is quite enjoyable, even though I can't understand a single word since the whole thing was in Arabic. I crash early and take off by myself next morning to wander through the old city. I walk down the Via Recta, ...

    Ramadan Kareem

    A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 18, 2010

    14 photos

    ... of oppulence or wealth, or just for the sake of variety (which I love), dinning here is much more of a social event here, kind of like dimsum, and dishes and dishes arrive at your table to eat abit of this, and a bit of that. I've been advised that for four at a table, to order mezze for four would be more than more-than enough.

    -Some of the dips that are orderable are hummous, baba ganoush (which means father's favourite), labneh (a soft ...

    Our "Road to Damascus"

    A travel blog entry by carlier on May 31, 2010

    11 photos

    ... you see an array of wares that the locals think you may want to buy literally on the pavement. Our top three were guys selling only gaffa and masking tape, another Moulinex hand blenders, and finally a bloke who was selling just jock straps.... an interesting combination!

    After our first painful border crossing, almost 3 hours of bureaucracy we arrived in Amman in Jordan. Tim was by then not in a good mood. Most of you ...