Al Mah Hata

Khaled Ibn Al Waleed, St., Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Hanging Out

A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 05, 2011

26 photos

A number of days were spent hanging out at the hostel, venturing as far as the Shawarma seller and smoking Nargeela.

An afternoon in Medan, a suburb of Damascus, with Amjad, a student of Dentistry at Damascus University and Abe, my dorm mate. This ...

Hamam time

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

22 photos

... to go to the Hamam, a traditional bathing house. Not sure how to describe this experience, but it was very weird. You dress in a towel only, take a shower and then come into a room where you sit on the ground with a bucket and a sponge to clean yourself. You an also get into a small steam-room and other novelties. Also included in the entry fee is a scrub and a massage.The experience wasn't very bad in the beginning, but after a while we discovered that this is ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

1 comment, 64 photos

... br> It is time to move to the Christian Quarter.
Christianity came early to Damascus and today about ten per cent of the population is Christian. I am happy to say that in Syria Muslims and Christians seem to respect each other and get along quite well.
In the road to Damascus is where Saul had the vision of Jesus, asking him “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts of the Apostles 9-1). History was written. Saul became St. ...

Eid al Adha

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 27, 2010

1 comment, 2 photos

... through a mess of parked cars, picking a route that avoids a clog of waddling old ladies in black burkas, and turn onto the road leading to the market. As I enter the market I find myself pressed against a corner by a compact truck brimming with sheep earmarked (spray-painted actually) for slaughter. The streets are a hum of activity: produce vendors are haggling with housewives, barbers are busy tending to a flux of guys wanting to look their best, and sweet vendors are ...

19th – 25th October

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea on Oct 19, 2010

1 comment, 32 photos

... Syria, it has a fabulously decadent feel to it, with its dusty old architecture and wonderful 'beits' (old Damascene houses, built around a central courtyard) , the enormous souq, which seems to endlessly meander throughout the city, and of course the mosques and churches, which play such an important part of the city. Once again, we were struck by how harmoniously such different cultures all live side by side. Our time was spent mostly walking ...

Location

This hotel, located on Khaled Ibn Al Waleed, St., Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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