Antique Khan Hotel
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... as a residence for the Ottoman Ottoman governor of Damascus As'ad Pasha al-Azm. The palace now houses the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.
The architecture is an excellent example of Damascene traditional houses. The structure itself consists of several buildings and two wings: the harem and the salamlik.
The harem is the family wing, which is a private space for the residents (the Azm family originally). This wing includes the kitchen, servant quarters, and ...
... br> My distrust of taxi drivers is not unfounded.
A couple hours drive through low rolling hills of rock and sand took us to the border, and with minimal frustration I crossed into Syria. The typical frustrations of course; confusing, redundant forms, hidden costs, and perhaps a little bit of bribery, but at least I wasn't strip searched or denied entry or anything terrible like that.
Internet at my hostel in Amman was down prior ...
... s here than ever before. Upset tummy, sleep deprived and the heat aren’t a great combination to have. We didn’t see much of Damascus but what I saw I didn’t like much, not an appealing city. We caught a taxi back to our hostel with Maartin because I honestly never felt SO bad. I was stared at a lot because I looked like I was dying, lying on ...
... of their wine-- it is sweet, like port.
Had dinner with some people from the hostel. Had lukewarm chicken in yogurt...not good, but I couldn't understand the menu.
I didn't get the chance to hear anyone speak Aramaic, or if I did I didn't notice. With the crowds for the festival, the nuns and monks were pretty occupied.
... have difference amounts. We then paid the visa fee at the cash office and waited another 15 minutes or so. But it was not over. The officer asked us where our driver was so we looked for him and he told the driver something in Arabic. Our driver told us in English 'You need to put something here' - yes asking extra money! We put 5JD in between the passports and our driver put our passports back to the counter. Now the ...