Al Rais (Damascus)

Address: 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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      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 ...

      Surviving Syria

      A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

      1 comment, 5 photos

      ... and sending the money home, so I'm not sure if their reciprocal visa arrangement was thought out properly. Now back to the other counter. The driver was getting a bit restless although I don't know why. We'd only been waiting ten minutes and I'd read that it can sometimes take hours for a visa to be issued at the border. He went back to the office to talk to his mate. Within minutes he came back to me and said, "we're through". Apparently he paid the official a tip of ...

      Mosque and Churches

      A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 13, 2010

      18 photos

      ... Seidnaya, a town out in the mountains nearby Damascus. The town is home to a convent that holds an icon of Mary, said to have been painted by St Luke. The church was constructed there in the sixth century after the emperor Justinian was hunting, and a deer turned into an icon of Mary, and she told him to build a church there. The icon is said to ooze oil, which has healing powers. Crusaders would ...

      First Impressions

      A travel blog entry by salamdimashq on Aug 27, 2010


      ... and take me to meet my host family. My first impression about Syria was how Syrian drivers were civilized in contrast to Egypt. Now don’t get me wrong…. Similar to Egypt nobody follows the traffic light, and pedestrians right of way? Phush never heard of that thing. What is very different is that you don’t feel like you are reluctant participant in a bumper cars game, and that the winner is the one who squeezes himself into the tiniest ...

      Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

      A travel blog entry by bernie-s on Aug 04, 2010


      ... but thankfully we got on really well and had loads in common and a really good time!) We had our passports checked four times as we approached the UN area. Then once we were there, we were escorted, as you have to be, around the lifeless town, for fear of mines or entering into (the remains of) structurally unsound buildings. Here the silence is deadly. Other than your footsteps, you can hear nothing. As you walk along the road, littered by collapsed buildings, twisted iron, ...