Al-Madinah / City Hotel

Sharia Omar Ben Abi Rabia, Damascus, Syria | 3 star hotel
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We eat, and sleep, in style in Damascus, Syria

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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Monday 10 May 2010 Syrian border - Damascus (Syria)



A$1 = 40 SYP (Syrian pounds)

1 SYP = 2.5c Australian



We've heard only good reports from tourists who’ve visited Syria, especially how friendly the people are, which doesn’t quite equate with the Western media depiction of it as a …

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... a serviced taxi which means they take other passengers. One of the other passengers was an English guy and everything negative happened to him on the very short trip to Beirut. I know what that's like. Sometimes it's as if nothing is going right and it clearly wasn't his lucky day. He was ripped off by one of the guards and he got into an argument with another one. I helped him out as he spoke no Arabic so I was able to smooth out the process and he was eventually allowed ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan

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Damascus is the capital of Syria. The last time I was there was March 2010.
I wanted to be not far from the old city, so, I stayed at the Dedeman Hotel. It is part of a chain (Turkish in origin ), and in Damascus most of the guests were businessmen (no tourists). In one of its restaurants they have each night an ethnic theme and the food prepared is from that country. The waiters dress in typical attire and it is quite funny to see them, in Mexico ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... to get my fix.

The simple architecture of the hammam is designed to promote silence of mind. The main room (the warm room) is flanked by large stone sinks and characterized by plain white arches, void of any colourful patterns. There are several smaller warm rooms stemming off from the main room for those who prefer a bit more privacy. I spend a bit of time here in the warm room, sitting next to the sink, pouring water ...

Ramadan Kareem

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... those details. So it is nice to know that exemptions to the rule exist for health reasons and that the muslim contingent of this country recognises those whom are not of that faith. I've also been told that it is illegal to eat in public in Jordan during Ramadan, however you can purchase food (however hard it may be to find). Looks like we'll be only commuting through Jordan to get to the airport next week, so we won't have to worry about incarceration (which ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Sharia Omar Ben Abi Rabia, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding