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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 ...
... br> I am staying with a friend, another wonderful couch surfing host. We have a lot in common, and it's great to speak to a home grown Syrian with many of the same feelings as me, and great English seals the deal! I had been contemplating moving to a hostel, just to be amongst other foreigners because broken English conversations and cultural shocks and differences- as well as the heat- had begun to make me feel lonely. But moving here has put me back on track. But it has its ...