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... friend and our guide, Abu told us that it was built for John the Baptist for he was honored as a prophet to both Muslims and Christians.The religion is evident in the city due to trade and spread of ideas, goods, and services. For Islam plays a vital role in everyday role from how shariah dictates everyday life to roles of men and women. Ali and his men would trade war weapons, paper and sugar to those from African, Turkish, Jewish, and Iranian descent.Trade was able ...
Really a very extraordanary building is Khan Assad-Pacha, situated along Suq al-Buzuriyyah.This old khan (caravanserai) was built between 1751 and 1752 by the city governor As'ad Pasha al-Azem. It is one the most prominent khans of the old city, and covers an area of 2500 square meters. Caravanserai (or khans) are buildings specially built to shelter men, goodfs and animals along the ancient caravan route, in particular along the former silk roads.
The khan ...
... almost too comfortable. My trusty back pack rests by the foot of my bed, unused. I don't have it in me to put it in my closet, but I do have to avoid eye contact as I walk past it every morning.
After spending two nights in the comfy hotel, and a night in a hostel, I managed to find an available room, and quickly went about setting roots. I could have spent more time looking around, but a girl living in the house told ...
... a bargain), but it was similar because nobody really hassled you.
I feel as Damascus is more of an open area for tourists to visit, the locals know they don't have to bargain, as the tourist will pay anyway, finding that Damascus is more developed in terms of tourist spending and visiting. In that respect Aleppo i would have to say is ...
... doorway lets you in, and you can go inside the church, where frescoes from the 10th to 12th centuries have been discovered. The largest one is of the last judgement, which has two sides: one for the saved, the other for the damned. The rows of the damned include heretical bishops, unbelievers, those who cheat, and the usual list of adulterers, fornicators, and thieves. There is also a fresco of St Simeon atop his pillar.
There didn't seem to ...