Beit Zaman

Bab Touma (Straight Street), building N. 120, Damascus, Syria | 5 star hotel
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A Sojourn in Syria

A travel blog entry by suesy6652

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Syria's in ruins! Was this the cry the Bush Administration heeded when they declared Syria one of the so-called Axis of Evil? I would have to agree with them, but my take on 'ruins' and theirs would be vastly different. If we're talking about ruins, I'd call it one of the Axis of Treasures!

Sitting in a cafe in Doha one fine sunny morning …

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... chef's fault. I noticed this sort of melancholy behaviour quite a lot in Syria and I can't work out why tourists rave about the openness of the people. Openness? No. Their hospitality is obedient, to say the least, but what's desperately missing in this country is a smile.

I'm not talking about the average local here because I wasn't in Syria long enough to meet many. I'm talking about the service sector in a country that is state run and not too bothered about ...

Hmmmmmmm

A travel blog entry by fnahallnz

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... by. We found out that we didn't actually have to pay to see the ruins, only if we wanted to look at the tombs, which we didn't. We walked around the ruins and it started to rain. We were in the middle of the desert and it was raining!  Lucky it was only a short shower and we were soon surround by blue skies. The ruins were great but after seeing ruins for what seems like months they didn't blow me away. We caught a bus back to Damascus only to ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... area that serves as the changing and resting area. We greet the attendant, deposit our valuables in the safe, remove our shoes, don flip flops, and climb up to the changing area. Any sense of city stress slowly starts to dissolve.

I change my clothes for a basic cotton sheet, get a bar of soap, a natural fiber scrubby, and small vial of shampoo- then duck into a labyrinth of steam and tile. Originally the hammam would have been ...

Ramadan Kareem

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... you have to think-how comfortable are we ordering food and eating in front of the majority of people whom are not allowed to eat or drink. How hungry are we? My dad said he found one of his Christian employees discretely nibbling on a carrot in the corner of their office the other day so as not to obvioulsy be eating in front of their muslim co-workers. It is also to be noted that children and pregnant woman can dine throughout the day, however I'm not ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on Bab Touma (Straight Street), building N. 120, Damascus, is near The National Museum of Damascus, Apamea, Palmyra Museum, and St Ananias Chapel.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding