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TripAdvisor Reviews Al Yam Damascus
Travel Blogs from Damascus
... to meet my friend. While standing with my bags on the side of the road, I was excited by the new sights, smells and sounds that greeted me there. Vendors selling aromatic street food were enthusiastically tending to their customers. Cars purred and beeped past me as they tried to find space on the road to quickly arrive at their destinations.
What happened next was my first amazing discovery during ...
... first quote.
"No no, Mr. cab driver, I'll give you 1"
"No, 20. 20 good price for you."
"you'll take me for 1 or I'll get out and walk" I said, knowing very well that it wasn't that far.
We bantered back and forth before he finally accepted my offer.
Three minutes later he dropped me off at the station
I grabbed my bag out of the back and handed him 1JD, which was still too much.
"have a nice day" he said
"up yours" ...
... Damascus (Acts 9). The church was pretty simple, had some icons depicting scenes from Paul's life.
Had a hamburger for dinner-- had meat, egg, cheese, french fries, pickle, and tomato. Had a fresh orange juice too, with ice, which may or may not be made from local tap water-- if it is, I, like Paul, will have my own Damascus experience in the morning.
... was awash with noise - yapping toy dogs, peddlers shouting for custom, pomegranate juice sellers clinking glasses, and people yelling to be heard above the din. “Look at these,” said Angela pointing at a stall selling stuffed birds of prey. Falcons, buzzards and eagles were all for sale, some with snakes clasped in their beaks. A couple of abaya-wearing women were looking at them while the owner of the stall hovered nearby. “I think this is the best souq I’ve been ...
... at all. It becomes mentally exhausting. Moving from air conditioned place to air conditioned place. Structuring your day around the sun, as you calculate a route that incorporates the most amount of shade. Your bottle of frozen-solid water has completely melted by the time you take your third drink from it (and that's not long after the first). You begin to admire the pious Muslims, for choosing God over the sun. You think – before air-conditioning, I would have been a sun ...