Antique Khan Hotel

Ameen Street , Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

More Days in Damascus and the Umayyad Mosque

A travel blog entry by kdwali

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... 400AD, the pagan temple was torn down and the building was converted to the Cathedral of John the Baptist. The arrival of the Arabs around 600AD yielded no change, allowing the Christians to continue with their worship. Around 700AD and with the Arab population expanding, the Caliph Al-Walid negotiated with the Christian community ...

Becoming a Syrian movie-star

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins

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... t but have a dutch passport, he simply told me to pay $34 (I did get an official looking receipt) and stamped my passport. Job done, new record time of 8 minutes according to the driver.

The drive itself was pretty nice but uneventful except for when we got into Damascus, where the usual mayhem of touts broke loose immediately. In Damascus I found a nice hotel/hostel with loads of fellow travelers, Al Rabie, which has a ...

The finish line (?)

A travel blog entry by suzymartin

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After eighty days of pedaling and about 4000 miles we arrived in Damascus and the beginning of the end of our trip. As we jostled with taxi drivers for road space in the heavy city traffic it felt good that we weren't going to be doing this for a while. At the same time it was sad because this has been our life, on and off, for the last five months - and its been a good life! fantastic in fact. In this ...

Eid al Adha

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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2

... working, shops and schools closed, natives eating ice cream, public transport jammed, and the strangers sense of being excluded from the merriment- from everything."

Thankfully, for the time being, I no longer fall into the category of 'traveller'- as by definition a traveller has to move. I now occupy the no-mans land between resident and tourist; a position that defies definition, but is nonetheless quite comfortable. From my vantage as the 'quasi' traveller the ...

19th – 25th October

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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We again hired a driver for a day trip outside Damascus to visit the monastery of Marmusa, high in the hills outside the village. We walked the step flight of stairs and crawled into the monastery and its old church, where all the walls were covered in beautiful frescoes. There were layers of frescoes dating from the 10th to the 12th centuries, the majority from the latter. They were in very good condition and fascinating as they all ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Ameen Street , Damascus, is near Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Apamea, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent