Al Sham Hotel

Maysaloun Str., Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Happy endings AREN'T real!

A travel blog entry by thiswim

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... moment I realized I would never be respected again. I was a woman with no husband and had a daughter instead of a son, but to keep my Sabeehah safe I had to make do. With the drive to protect by baby and the memory of Roni in my mind I trudged on. Ignoring the constant looks from everyone I was able to create a decent future for our daughter. She reminded me of her strong father whenever I saw her, and now she is off to make her own destiny. ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... for anyone who cared (or was paid) to listen to me. At the start of my classes my instructor often tested my vocab; on more than one occasion my response would prompt her to snicker or even burst into laughter . Once she had regained her composure she would calmly say, trying to hold herself together- "you can go ahead and delete that word from your memory." Or sometimes she would stop me, and say "Be very careful with this word- because it sounds ...

Love and travel have in common .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus

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... a visa – nigh on impossible though it seems it works for some entering from Turkey. But for Jordan/Syria a visa is necessary. We paid $125 (each)(ouch) to Mr Fajer Sarmini, having emailed him photocopies of our passports, and he met us at the border and organised the visas speedily, plus further helped us by doing the carnet, travel insurance, diesel charges. We crossed over at Al Ramtha, the least busy border, there were no others with a vehicle.

Last thoughts of ...

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

This is a top pick!
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... arrive at the hotel. It felt fantastic to get there and have another bus journey done with. The hotel is great, probably the nicest I've stayed at in my entire world trip, but that's really not what I'm here for.

I have a quick walk around the city to old Damascus. I stop in the souqs for some old fashioned ice milk rolled in crushed pistachios. I grab a few trinkets and spend a bit more time in the souqs but this is mostly an orientation ...

Al Yamein Min Fadhlak.

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq

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... until a time comes when it doesn’t even bother you anymore. Very unfortunate and sad but a reality of what sometimes the women face over here. They aren’t dangerous at all, and are just little boys who weren’t given a good beating by their mothers when they were young.

I start school on Sunday i/a - the 5th..yup incase you didnt know the weekend in most Middle east countries are Friday and Saturday, and Sunday marks a new week. Wish me luck :-)
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Location

This hotel, located on Maysaloun Str., Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent