Art House Damascus
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... a bit timid, they weren't hostile. Maybe it was the current mood.
I spent a whole morning trying to find a school that specialised in teaching Arabic in conjunction with activities like cooking and this was a concept I wanted to write about in the Middle East. After two hours of walking around the area and asking people for directions I gave up. I could have called them but I wanted to try to find the school without having to call them. After all, my mobile phone ...
... the Baptist, and was where the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammed, was taken (although it has since been moved to Cairo).
I also visit the tomb of Saladin and see a performance by a traditional story teller which is quite enjoyable, even though I can't understand a single word since the whole thing was in Arabic. I crash early and take off by myself next morning to wander through the old city. I walk down the Via Recta, ...
... Louis' mind at ease).
When ordering meals, its important not to order mezze for the number of people at the table. Of course, reading the menu is half the fun, with options like "meat with faith and service", "different birds", "different nuts", and "cabatschino". Dinner usually starts with plates of nuts, and sometimes pickles, fresh veg and the like. After ordering an array of dips, mains and everything else, the dips usually come immediately as they ...
... important Muslim site afterMecca and Medina
- Umayidd Caliph based here after the schism Had to wear an Obi Wan Kanobe brown robe with all other western women hood kept falling over my eyes, and anoher layer of clothing is the last thing one needs! My mood is not improved by this forced discomfort.
The courtyard is full of families with children running everywhere.
Marble floored with green and fold mosaic pictures on the walls and above the entry to ...
... in the windows along with eggs and milk being sold from the horse carriage, I felt like we were really going to like staying here.
We shared the house with three guys and a girl. Somar was from Syria and Ida was from Bosnia and Musa from Algeria and Tarek was half German and half Syrian. The house was very busy with lots of people coming and going. I loved how there was such a mix of languages spoken and it made me ...