Al Rais (Damascus)

Sangakdar Nassry, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Sangakdar Nassry, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Happy endings AREN'T real!

    A travel blog entry by thiswim on May 26, 2014

    3 photos

    ... and I were married at that mosque. The pain from the death of my baby was still fresh in my mind but easier to overcome. Roni and I tried for a new baby and not long after I was pregnant again. Roni’s job as a merchant required him to move about and since I was pregnant he didn’t want me to come. So I let him go on his trip and waited patiently. One year passed since Roni had left and no word had come from him since 3 ...

    One Kiwi and one Estonian arrive in Syria

    A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld on Mar 12, 2011

    18 photos

    ... arches lead to the entry of the Umayyad mosque, black and white striped Mamluk khans sit next door to Ottoman palaces. Every so often you glimpse a beautiful courtyard through a half-open door, and as you walk through the narrow streets you see minarets everywhere and occasionally a church as well. We could go wandering through the old city every day for a month and always discover something ...

    Lost in Translation

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 06, 2010

    1 comment

    ... to my dismay, children's books. This language, known as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Fus-Ha in Arabic, is supposedly understood throughout the Arab world and is one of the six official languages of the UN. The thing is, beyond professional interactions and reading, nobody really uses it. Speak to your cab driver in Fus-Ha and expect to get a blank stare or laughter in response. There is a third type of Arabic, the variety used in the Koran, which ...

    Love and travel have in common .....

    A travel blog entry by sorbus on Oct 26, 2010

    4 comments, 62 photos

    ... amazingly competent man, one Fajer Sarmini (email) we got through Syria's immigration in less than half an hour. And with 210 euros. The 200 for compulsory truck insurance and the compulsory diesel tax and the 10 to customs so “they don't pull the truck apart”. Petrol/diesel is heavily subsidised in Syria – we got half a tank for 5000 Syrian pounds. (75 euros more or less). As it is subsidised, on leaving if we have more than 125 litres of diesel we could be forced ...

    Back in Syria

    A travel blog entry by passier on Oct 13, 2010

    1 comment, 32 photos

    Dear friends and family, just a quick post for all of you. We got back in to Syria to his capital Damascus.This morning we went from Beyrouth to here and it was a very nice ride, a girl that studies Arab language and Arab politics was accompany in the bus. She was English so it was easy to have a conversation. The city of Damascus seems to be really historic so ...