Al Sham Hotel
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... a bit timid, they weren't hostile. Maybe it was the current mood.
I spent a whole morning trying to find a school that specialised in teaching Arabic in conjunction with activities like cooking and this was a concept I wanted to write about in the Middle East. After two hours of walking around the area and asking people for directions I gave up. I could have called them but I wanted to try to find the school without having to call them. After all, my mobile phone ...
... the Baptist, and was where the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammed, was taken (although it has since been moved to Cairo).
I also visit the tomb of Saladin and see a performance by a traditional story teller which is quite enjoyable, even though I can't understand a single word since the whole thing was in Arabic. I crash early and take off by myself next morning to wander through the old city. I walk down the Via Recta, ...
... just poek-the pizza shop even specifies veal bacon, but nothing on the pepperoni, so i don't know if thats an exception or not. Moussaka is awesome, which is more of a roasted eggplant, tomato and onion dish-so so good.
-Fast foods are less than a dollar and easy to find wherever there is an oven or heat source: falafel (formed with little donut shapers, deep fried and rolled up in a light pancake-like fried bread, with garlic sauce, pickled turnip ...
... cooked lamb cutlets with vegetable rolls and a nice glass of Syrian wine. Then came the free dessert: a massive tray of pastries, and another massive tray of fresh fruit. It's like they knew it was my birthday!
After dinner, we walked around the Christian quarter of the old city for a while, and found a nice half-underground cafe where we enjoyed some shay. We relaxed there for a while, and made our way back to the ...
... important Muslim site afterMecca and Medina
- Umayidd Caliph based here after the schism Had to wear an Obi Wan Kanobe brown robe with all other western women hood kept falling over my eyes, and anoher layer of clothing is the last thing one needs! My mood is not improved by this forced discomfort.
The courtyard is full of families with children running everywhere.
Marble floored with green and fold mosaic pictures on the walls and above the entry to ...