Beit Al Mamlouka
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... arch gate (i have also included a shockingly good drawing of this) where I ran into some of old friends there who were also visiting the new gate. They told me that they have become Bedouin caravan traders, trading across the Sahara desert from the African Nations to Europe and the Arab nations. I learned much about their culture and then, finally, I set off for the Far East.
... Syria. There was another reason for me wanting to help out. It was Friday. We were minutes away from the morning prayer ending and the bloodiest protests to begin. It was very tense and by the presence of tanks on the streets out of Damascus, I could see the military was prepared for trouble. If we could just get across the border before the violence spilt onto the streets, we would be safe. An hour later, with the military distracted by demonstrations, there was a very ...
Damascus is the capital of Syria. The last time I was there was March 2010.
I wanted to be not far from the old city, so, I stayed at the Dedeman Hotel. It is part of a chain (Turkish in origin ), and in Damascus most of the guests were businessmen (no tourists). In one of its restaurants they have each night an ethnic theme and the food prepared is from that country. The waiters dress in typical attire and it is quite funny to see them, in Mexico ...
... lettuce and fresh herbs), shawarma ("meat" or chicken sliced off thin, left in the fat, wrapped with garlic sauce in the same thin bread, then soaked in the fat some more-no pickles, nothing fresh, just meat and sauce and grease), fataya (multiple flat breads baked with zataar (a thyme heb and seed paste), labneh, different cheeses, a tomato sauce, or meats).
-Kibbeh is ground meat and you can get it in a baked, ball form (although the meat on the ...
... and we're in Damascus. We're transferred rapidly (time is money) to a local taxi and we're at the Sheraton here (more points - everywhere
else was fully booked). Lunch in bar area - croquet msieur and club
sandwich. Internet to see how coalition talks going.
Taxi to Bab Touma - gate in walls of old city.
Bought camera chis 1200 pics for me and 750 fo john!
Bar Alhara for lunch - lovely courtyard restaurant Umayyad mosque - ...