Beit Al Mamlouka

Bab Touma - Qemarieh St., Damascus, Syria | 5 star hotel
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Love and travel have in common .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus on Oct 26, 2010

4 comments, 62 photos

... road kill was goats and a donkey although in Syria I saw what appeared to be a ginger rabbit. Syria announces every village and town with large ceremonial arches; in Jordan you edge in and out of town. Both have large posters of father and son. In Jordan's case it is the late King Hussein and the present King Abdullah. In Syria it is the late President Hafez Al-Assad and his son, the present President, Bashar Al-Assad. Syria produces the multitude of soap operas shown in Arab ...


A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism on Oct 02, 2010

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... office, Women are given a hooded cloak that must be worn in the mosque unless you are already covered with stated Muslim wear as in all mosques all shoes must be removed before entering (but i would bring with you a shoulder bag to put you shoes in as there is a tendency to clear shoes from the door way.

This mosque is definitely a must see especially those who aren't apart of the Muslim religion, i was spectacularly bowled over by this building and its ...

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka on Sep 14, 2010

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... I see everyone just taking their shoes off and walking in so I follow suit. Guards chase me in and inform me I must leave and buy a ticket from outside. I pretend I speak no English but they are having none of it, I am clearly not Muslim so therefore I must buy a ticket to enter this holy place. I glance inside once again and see kids running amok in this place of prayer. Ironic slightly, but I leave. I then spend the next 13 and a half minutes ...

Damascene Days

A travel blog entry by sundayinthepark on Sep 10, 2010

4 photos

... not to in case politics arose. He asked me to recommend a book; I of course suggested Orwell, though again later I realised it might not have been best to suggest reading 1984 in a totalitarian state.

Food wise, you must head to Bakdash ice-cream parlour, were I had for 75SYP (1.00), on a cone mango, vanilla and blackberry ice creams rolled in pistachio nuts. Fantastic!

So my thoughts on Syria: Well, ...

96.2% of the moon visible

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 22, 2010

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... of age) so we paid adult entrance, went into the garden and headed straight for the garden cafe, and had a coffee and tea-don't forget, we had been up since before 7am, it was now 1030am and this was by far the earliest we had been up since Stampede time. After some time of "waking up", we headed in and saw lots of old art from the Ugarit, Ottoman and Roman empires-old arabic and islamic art, pottery, ceramics and wood work; swords, coins, jewelry, ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on Bab Touma - Qemarieh St., Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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