Al Yam

Najmeh Sqr. -Facung Al Orient Club, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... Syria. There was another reason for me wanting to help out. It was Friday. We were minutes away from the morning prayer ending and the bloodiest protests to begin. It was very tense and by the presence of tanks on the streets out of Damascus, I could see the military was prepared for trouble. If we could just get across the border before the violence spilt onto the streets, we would be safe. An hour later, with the military distracted by demonstrations, there was a very ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan

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... like Mexicans ready to play in a mariachi band. But the food was...great, to say the least. If one night was good, the following one would only be better.
Usually I would start my walks at the entrance of the Souk al-Hamidiya. This is a covered souk where one finds every kind of merchandise, clothing, antiques, food, e.t.c. Two columns at the end of the main thoroughfare are part of the old Jupiter Temple, then the Umayyad Mosque appears.
The ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... and scrubbing down with the soap and scrubby, allowing my mind to clear. After I'm relaxed and clean I head into the steam room, where a single hose blasts hot steam at the occupants. I spend some time alternating back and forth between the warm room and steam room.

It's hard not to feel comfortable in this place, even for the first time foreigner. There seems to be few social 'faux pas'. Every time I've been the atmosphere ...

Damascus and then...I'm out!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... members living in Canada (hi mom and dad!) but also from citizens of nearby countries who often voice the most shrill fear and/or loathing of their rogue neighbour for some legitimate and not so legitimate reasons. And there's no doubt that that Syria-Canada and Syria-U.S. relations are complicated and strangely intertwined. The horrific rendition case of Syrian-Canadian Maher Arar is of course the worst example of twisted, post 9-11 bedfellows.

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Bedouin Hills

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... was really fun the climb up and down, as long as I didn' tfocus too much on what was, and how far it was all below us. As we headed back to the car, we heard the goat bahh as it was the "chosen" one, and saw some Bedouin's chillin in their tents. We bought some honey and we headed back down the hills (coasting all the way) and stopped at a large restaurant with a spectacular view. Just awesome.
Another awesome thing, is how much food we had ...

Location

This hotel, located on Najmeh Sqr. -Facung Al Orient Club, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

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