Al-Madinah / City Hotel
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... and we were able to venture out and explore the old cıty wıth ıts palace, mosque and amazıng souq (bazaar).
After a full day explorıng the cıty (and a lıttle baklava of course) we settled ın at Al-Nawfara Coffee Shop to see a dyıng art form. Abu Shady ıs an elderly Syrıan man who ıs known as a Hakawatı, or storyteller ın ...
... er nog tijd genoeg is rijden we al door naar Krak des Chevaliers.
P.S. foto's opladen lijkt niet erg goed te lukken (gaat enorm traag en blokkeert na een tijdje)! al blij dat ik een verslagje heb kunnen posten!
Today we spent a whole day visiting 'old Damascus'.
The souks of Damascus are in fact divided into several adjacent souks, each sometimes specialising in a different product (silk, spices, etc.). The most famous is called Souk ...
... Shopping in the souk) i felt a very different atmosphere in comparison to Aleppo and its souks. Whilst trying to barter with some guys i found it quite difficult to interact with them as if because i was a tourist there was no deal to be made. It was certainly less accessible to gain a bargain (even though with the currency exchange i was ...
... Had early night, slept outside for first time on mat. It was a very windy night, quite noisy but I think I only slept a little bit. Feeling absolute **** I was told I still had to go to Lebanon. I wasn’t too happy at all (due to some reason, group visa ****) and no refund even thought haven’t paid. I was very ****** off with our tour guide.
... and our plan works for once. without getting lost at all we drive staight to the Sixt office and turn over the car. Not a scratch or a dent - we're quite pleased with ourselves. 2600km of some of the most challenging driving we've done anywhere.
A taxi takes us to Bab Touma. our hotel, the Al Zaetona is "on the square". Except it's not(of course). We start asking people and end up ...