Al Jalaa

Address: Mazzeh quarter, Damascus, Syria | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Mazzeh quarter, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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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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... and I received an unpleasant surprise. Jarah jumped out from nowhere and started dragging me away. I was struggling but it was hard for a 6 month pregnant lady to move. I twisted, turned and writhed until he punched me hard in the stomach, repeatedly. At the same moment I heard a sickening crack. I felt the warm rush of blood trickling down my leg. He had done it, he had killed his own baby, he had caused a miscarriage. In that moment a ...

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

1 comment, 5 photos

... ages. It was quite nerve wracking because I knew this would be the hard part. The driver kept babbling on about something in Turkish and all I could think of was, "shut up - I'm trying to rehearse what I'm going to say to them".

The Syrian border looked a lot like a terminal of some sort and we were ordered out of the car by armed soldiers. The driver herded me into a building where he again took my passport and spoke with some of the officials who looked at ...

Sikera (Σικερα)

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

8 photos

... don't seem to go to tea houses for some reason... A tea-house will offer coffee and tea (both freshly made according to local customs) and a so-called Shisha, or water-pipe. While enjoying this you can play a variety of (board) games on offer or grab a bit of food. It was quite interesting to see how the younger generation of Syria was enjoying their coffee while playing a computer-game together on a laptop.... Times change!


Mosque and Churches

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 13, 2010

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... men may not wear shorts. Next door is Saladin's tomb.

The mosque has a large courtyard, where you can see the mosaic on the entrance wall. Inside there were large groups of people on tours, many from Iran as the mosque is a pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims. There is a tomb allegedly holding John the Baptist's head. Shiite women would go up and kiss the outer enclosure of the tomb.

First Impressions

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq on Aug 27, 2010


... of my hommies were eating a muffin and cheese sandwich. I don’t remember what was served for dinner because I think subconsciously my brain just wants to space that out. Any how sorry for side tracking. .Going back to being impressed by Austrian Air. During the last leg of my trip (ALHAMDULLILAH), from Vienna –Damascus, the stewardess announces that it was Ramadhan and that as guests in this country we needed to be respectful of the local Islamic ...