Al Shahabander Palace Hotel

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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

1 comment, 5 photos

... They were probably filming a TV series and they were using the citadel as a backdrop. I wondered what CNN would make of all that. Another bloody battle on the streets of Syria.

After checking out of the hotel I took a taxi to the train station and boarded the train for Damascus. This train, despite being in a country far poorer than Italy or France, would have to be one of the most comfortable trains I'd been on in a while. And it cost a grand total of five ...

The Road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan on Feb 20, 2011

4 comments, 24 photos

... for 2 years and discussed a great deal about the city and Syria with us.

Besides relaxing in Damascus for a few days I decided to take a few day trips. My first destination was the crusader fortress named Crak des Chevaliers. Perched on a steep hill high above the surrounding countryside this impenetrable looking fortress, surrounding an even more fortified castle, was one of the most ...

Mosque and Churches

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 13, 2010

18 photos

In the AM went to the Umayyad Mosque. It was a temple to Jupiter, converted into a basilica, and then converted into a mosque in 708 AD. For 100 years after the Muslim conquest, it was shared between Christians and Muslims with the building split in half.

Non-Muslims enter through a visitor entrance, called the "Putting on Special Clothes Room." Women must be covered from legs to head (scarf ...

Damascus, days two and three.

A travel blog entry by jaredandlucas on May 26, 2010

9 photos

... portion of the wall where Paul was lowered to escape the city.

It was a good feeling to not have to race off to a bus terminal to get to the next city.


Sleeping in tends to be a good way to start a birthday.

After breakfast, we headed over to the National Museum. Now, neither of us are necessarily museum people, but for some reason we both had enough interest ...

Amman to Damascus

A travel blog entry by radcliffe-riley on May 08, 2010

... and we're in Damascus. We're transferred rapidly (time is money) to a local taxi and we're at the Sheraton here (more points - everywhere

else was fully booked). Lunch in bar area - croquet msieur and club

sandwich. Internet to see how coalition talks going.

Taxi to Bab Touma - gate in walls of old city.

Bought camera chis 1200 pics for me and 750 fo john!

Bar Alhara for lunch - lovely courtyard restaurant Umayyad mosque - ...


This hotel, located in Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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