Al Jalaa

Mazzeh quarter, Damascus, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Sikera (Σικερα)

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins


... 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!


Axis of zataar, mosques and neon mountains

A travel blog entry by henniterness


After 10 days in Germany and traveling for over a week with a fellow Teutonic, I have lost most of the embarrassing rust in my German. On the downside, this seems to have come at the cost of my English. I no longer seem to be able to form coherent thoughts of my impressions. Writing these entries for that reason has become more difficult. Interesting also, how traveling alone, my focus was 120% on my surroundings, sights, sounds, smells, place's and people's ...

Love and travel have in common .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus


... Egypt, at Ramadan. I do not know anything about Jordanian television. And everywhere, in both countries everyone says “welcome”.

On our last day in Jordan visited the amazing site of Roman ruins at Jerash of which only 10% has so far been excavated. From 313AD Christianity was permitted to be practised throughout the Roman Empire without fear of persecution, hence remains of many churches as well as temples. Resting we watched chariot races, legionnaires line up ...

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... skirt the mosque guards rather than part with my hard earned 1 dollar but I am consistently rebuffed by their vigilant patrols. Well done mosque guards, one point to you. I instead take many pictures from inches outside the entrances. Lets call it even.

I then make my way through the souqs to Azm Palace. This is a fancy palace located in the middle of the souqs where affluent families lived. It was constructed in 1750, so it was ...

Al Yamein Min Fadhlak.

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq


... I mis pronounce the words and insult the driver
What if step on some old lady’s leg and paralyze her
What if I miss my step and fall head first onto the ground?

Weirdd.. I know. Anyhow Alhamdulilah nothing like the above happened and my first ride went without a hitch. Whoppeeee!! Well apart from the fact that when I was getting off my head bumped the top of some other dude’s that led to a domino effect of heads bumping into each other ...

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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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