Blue Tower Hotel

Arnos Square Hamra Street, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Arnos Square Hamra Street, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Lost in Translation

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 06, 2010

    1 comment

    ... to ____." As a result I'm always careful now when I ask for a plastic bag, or worse when I say that I don't want a plastic bag (I'll leave that to your imagination). Amusingly by changing one letter in the phrase "My mother is a dance teacher" I am now stating that she teaches ass kicking. When I asked my buddy Sharif in Egypt whether anyone greets each-other with "kayf halek?" (how is your life?) I received the familiar amused response, ...

    Love and travel have in common .....

    A travel blog entry by sorbus on Oct 26, 2010

    4 comments, 62 photos

    ... Egypt, at Ramadan. I do not know anything about Jordanian television. And everywhere, in both countries everyone says “welcome”.

    On our last day in Jordan visited the amazing site of Roman ruins at Jerash of which only 10% has so far been excavated. From 313AD Christianity was permitted to be practised throughout the Roman Empire without fear of persecution, hence remains of many churches as well as temples. Resting we watched chariot races, legionnaires line up ...

    Day 6 - The End is Nigh

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

    63 photos

    ... flying home. I certainly felt much more time was needed here in Damascus and Syria.

    The one thing that did surprise me was whilst souk shopping (or Shopping in the souk) i felt a very different atmosphere in comparison to Aleppo and its souks. Whilst trying to barter with some guys i found it quite difficult to interact with them as if because i was a tourist there was no deal to be made. It was certainly less accessible to gain a bargain (even though with ...

    Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

    A travel blog entry by jsnicka on Sep 14, 2010

    12 photos

    ... skirt the mosque guards rather than part with my hard earned 1 dollar but I am consistently rebuffed by their vigilant patrols. Well done mosque guards, one point to you. I instead take many pictures from inches outside the entrances. Lets call it even.

    I then make my way through the souqs to Azm Palace. This is a fancy palace located in the middle of the souqs where affluent families lived. It was constructed in 1750, so it was ...

    Damascene Days

    A travel blog entry by sundayinthepark on Sep 10, 2010

    4 photos

    ... is religiously conservative and somewhat staid, in that I got the sense that life is now as it was ten years ago,and may without prompting be the same in ten years time. I would have said that given the relative paucity seen throughout the country, life in Syria continues to operate in spite of the existence of the government, not in cooperation with it. The state aspires to be totalitarian: Bashir al-Assad's ...