Al Sham Hotel

Address: Maysaloun Str., Damascus, Syria | Hotel
 
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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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      Travel Blogs from Damascus

      Surviving Syria

      A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

      1 comment, 5 photos

      ... like a warm welcome. No more suspicion. No more tension. When I asked how much a visa would be if I stayed for a few weeks, the officer said, "I have an uncle in Sydney. For you? Free. You can stay for three months. Oh - and welcome to Lebanon". Within minutes our taxi continued over the mountains of Lebanon and then, there it was. Beirut - wedged between mountains and the sea - the water glistening in the sun and the city below. A Middle Eastern oasis. That's it! I'm staying here! ...

      Hamam time

      A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

      22 photos

      ... back in time at the ancient sites (like the walls of Damascus). It's still pretty nice though to walk around the old walls, the Bab Sarqi gate and other old features of the city.

      The same afternoon we filmed in the Umayyad mosque and Azem palace. The means of transport was quite unusual: minibus. Right through the market. Which involved a lot of honking and near-misses. Normally there is only pedestrian traffic in the market but our driver felt he had to ...

      Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

      A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

      1 comment, 64 photos

      ... is one of the oldest and largest in the world. It was built on the site of a Christian church dedicated to John the Baptist. For a while the building was shared by Christians and Moslems, but under the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid the complex became a Mosque. It is interesting to note that the construction was based on the drawing of the house of Mohammed in Medina. The mosque has a large courtyard and a triple aisled prayer hall. The minarets date from the time ...

      Sweatin' it up

      A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 18, 2010

      2 photos

      ... different, sometimes young boys are running through the place splashing each other with cold water, sometimes it's just the quiet mood of some pensive older guys. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, the thought of making this a co-ed experience is completely out of the question. The women get their time in the morning and afternoon, the men in the evening.

      Eventually I am summoned for a scrub and massage. During the ...

      Ramadan Kareem

      A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 18, 2010

      14 photos

      ... water source, I haven't divulged even though I've wanted to. The funny thing-bananas are still coming in from Ecuador. Also, there are lots of juice stands and fresh fruit juices and smoothies offered on menus. You have keep an eye on how much sugar goes in, but you can get for so little money the greatest juices-carrot orange, strawberry banana with milk, whatever you want.
      -Veg: tomatoes, small eggplants, small light green zucchini, lettuce, mint, ...