Antique Khan Hotel
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... Under their long dress they wear fashionable shoes.
The souk was very crowded, but the merchants didn't really bother us much.We could walk leisurely and look without been disturbed by pushy merchants!
We also visited other interesting spots: Azem palace, Khan Assad-Pacha, Hammam Nour al-Din Al-Shaheed, Museum of Medicine, National Archeologic Museum.
The Azem Palace (now Museum of popular art's and traditions), is a great place to visit, mainly for ...
In the end I was rewarded for my tenacity. The restaurant was tucked away behind a Lebanese meat pie stall in the souq. I never would have found it; and it was indeed well worth the walk. My first taste of Syrian cuisine shows great promise. Our lunch of grilled lamb, baba ghanoush, hummus, lentil soup, and pickles was spectacular; and not just because I was about to eat my arm. Everything was fresh and vibrant, as any traveler in the ...
... splendorous architecture is compared to that of Jerusalem. Worshiping dates back to 9th Century BC,it was the cousin to the Great Temple of Bel (Palmyra).
The tourist entrance (one of the four entrances) costs £50SYP from the ticket office, Women are given a hooded cloak that must be worn in the mosque unless you are already covered ...
... threat, Angela and I arrived in Damascus on a warm and sunny September evening.
The airport bus dropped us in the centre of town, a place that had become an outdoor market of sorts. Pots and pans as well as fruit and vegetables were all on sale guarded by men playing backgammon. As we got off the bus, the heat hit us and so did the taxi drivers who had moved into position.
“Where you go?” asked the man who was leading us to his decrepit yellow taxi. In the ...
Today, we are crossing the border to Syria. We thought about taking a bus first but we were advised to take a shared taxi if we don't have a visa yet because the bus company probably refuse you if we don't have a visa to Syria. We took a taxi to where shared taxi companies are located in town (2JD) and a driver dropped us at one of those companies. (There are several companies but I presume they offer more or less the same price) ...