Beit Rumman Hotel
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... The hotel in Aleppo was a palace.
Aleppo is an ancient city with a walled citadel on a hill which is absolutely spectacular and full of young couples probably getting away from the conservatism down below. You could spend a whole day up here and it's well worth coming to Aleppo just to see it. I was on a mission to buy socks. I was fast running out of underwear and I needed a laundry somewhere, otherwise I needed more underwear. I walked through the souks of Aleppo ...
... she lived until she was 90. There is a canyon at the bottom of the monastery, said to have been closed behind her so her many male pursuers couldn't reach her. There are springs of water that are said to be able to cure illness, like in Lourdes in France.
Walked along the canyon to the Catholic Monastery of St. Sergius and Bacchus. Serguis was an early martyr. The church, from what I could ...
... is sold in abundance right before iftar.
-Spices: saffron, grenadine (dried pomegranate like craisins), tumeric root, and everyother spice you can think of, its not even worth listing.
-Dairy: fresh milk put on the shelf the day it is bottled, laban (yoghurt) in too many forms (hard, soft), kaskavel (a hard white cheese), a salty cheese with black seeds often too salty (so good with cucumbers or tomato)
-Candy! so much candy, brightly coloured chewy ...
... understand all this! What he may not want anyone to know is that he too had to "don" a particularly flattering skirt to cover those knees and legs!
Damascus itself is a bustling colourful city, with many parts to it. The walled old town itself split into many quarters – we of course headed for the Christian one to grab a cold beer – a welcome relief in the soaring temperatures. We sauntered through the various Souqs; ...
... solemn final resting place for him, though often interrupted by curious tourists.
Before the end of the day, we wanted to experience something completely different. We drove up to the village of Maalula for some dinner. What we noticed straight away, was the Jesus statue on the cliff and the churches and crosses everywhere we looked. In some ways, it wasn't that surprising, because the village is famous for one thing, being one of only two places in the world, that still speaks ...