Al-Madinah / City Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... in Syria. Though many of my Syrian friends informed me that there was little cause for concern, there was no certainty about what I’d find when I arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus.
When I disembarked the plane, I zoomed speedily through Passport Control and found the bus that would take me from the airport to the city center. The packed bus shuttled me to a bus stop in the city center, where ...
... uncomfortable. For my personal amusement I asked how much a room was. Twenty five bucks a night! I scoffed as I handed the cashier a couple crumpled notes, and allowed the bell-boy to carry my dirty back-pack to my room.
After checking in I joined the couple, Margo and Zuzu, for lunch. Being that it was already 3:00 and I hadn't eaten since breakfast, I was starving. They had a great restaurant in mind, so I was happy to be allowed to ...
... all the big cars have Saudi number plates. The Saudis avoid the extreme summer temperatures by holidaying in Syria, and there presence is often not subtle. Yesterday a friend of mine managed to subtly take a picture of an iconic site – a group of Saudi men (all were wearing, like most of the Saudis that come here, traditional dress) withdrawing money, a lot of money, from a cash point.
The place I am staying happens to be two blocks away from the residence of the ...
Today we traveled from Palmyra to Damascus. What a busy place. The camp site we were in was packed. The area was a little suburb filled with little kids as per the photos they thought we were the attraction for the day. One of the girls played soccor with them. The little girl in the ...
... decoration in that section was in very good nick. The other two areas were sold as burial plots to the rich and famous - one area had a whole series of de-faced busts - heads/faces hacked away, reminiscent of the buddhas in western China de-faced by the Muslims long ago (graven images). However, I overheard a guide telling an English couple that when the French discovered this tomb they did a deal that they would be able to take 50% of the goodies and the ...