Beit Al Mamlouka
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... culture and to connect with its people.
Lovely, lovely Damascus! I hope I will return some time.
And a special thank you to Amjad (Dentistry Student) and Maher (national theatre performer and budding director).
And my room mates for making my time in Damascus such a great one:
Abe (Dutch, IT Manager)
Martin (Swiss, Banker)
Alex (French, Teacher) ...
... actually stay here... All these scenes seem pretty straight-forward but, between setting everything up and then taping it 9 times, it costs a fair bit of time and is pretty tiring. Between scenes I had some time to walk around in the Souq (traditional market) and managed to get my hand on a Didashah, a traditional white robe worn by men. I bought it more for fun then to actually wear it, but you'll never know...
After that we all needed some rest, so Sam and ...
... is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Mohammed ) was kept on display by Yazid I. From this brief description, we see the importance of the Mosque for Christians and Muslims.
I was surprised to meet hundred of Shiah pilgrims, mainly from India and Iran.The entrance to the Mosque in the morning is like a black cloud formed by the black chadors of the Iranian women. They love to be photographed with a foreigner and I was asked many times ...
... 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 ...
... and our plan works for once. without getting lost at all we drive staight to the Sixt office and turn over the car. Not a scratch or a dent - we're quite pleased with ourselves. 2600km of some of the most challenging driving we've done anywhere.
A taxi takes us to Bab Touma. our hotel, the Al Zaetona is "on the square". Except it's not(of course). We start asking people and end up ...