Al Jalaa

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 ...

The Souqs of Damascus

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld on Mar 15, 2011

3 comments, 16 photos

... falafel and shwarma stands, amazing rice with toasted nuts and white grapes……delicious!

And every time we stop to look more closely at something we are given a sample to taste. We could practically eat for free here, and often when we do try to buy something the vendor doesn’t charge us because we’re only buying a small piece to ...

Syria Adventure Travel Company

A travel blog entry by syriaadventure on Mar 08, 2011

9 photos

... the very mount where, in the year 2,000 BC, Abraham is said to have milked his cow, giving the site of the city its name, Halab (in Arabic "to milk"). The long, winding stone bazaar of Aleppo is one of the most beautiful in the East, replete with locally-famous coloured silk scarves, perfumes, and soaps still made to ancient recipes.
On the northern coast, your imagination can wander back unhindered by the modern ships you see- to those early sailors who set forth from ...

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!


Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 06, 2010

1 comment

... that it bears many similarities to Egyptian Arabic, with some very notable exceptions. But ask a Syrian to communicate with a Moroccan and they're just as likely to utilize French.

One of the distinguishing features of Levantine Arabic is that usually, though not always, the letter kaf is omitted. This has had it's challenges but one quickly adapts; thankfully locals often pronounce it when speaking to us foreigners to avoid confusion. In a way ...