Blue Tower Hotel

Arnos Square Hamra Street, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Axis of zataar, mosques and neon mountains

A travel blog entry by henniterness

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... The next day we don't manage much more than breakfast in Muhajreen, some work for Manu, shopping for Pieter and sunset on top of Jebel Qasyun mountain for me. Muhajreen is a beautiful neighboorhood, dotted with embassies and (once again, just like in Beirut) heavily armed security forces at every corner. I nearly get myself in trouble with one of them when I try to take a picture of a nice building, not realizing it is an embassy or some other sort of official ...

Love and travel have in common .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus

4
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... is the same God that Christians and Jews worship. Jesus, Moses, Noah are all prophets who received a part of the word of God – only Mohammed, according to Muslims, received the complete and final recitations – Koran means recitation. Muslims would not recognise Jesus as the son of God. The Sunni/Shiite split came after Mohammed's death as he died without an heir and there were disputes over who should succeed him. On one side was Abu Bakr, Mohammed's father-in-law and friend; ...

Sayyidna Zainab(AS)

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq

5

... with women from all over the world. You could hear Farsi , Arabic, Urdhu Kurdish, Turkish, and English all around you as women from all scopes of life and cultures come and pay their respects to Sayyedna Zainab(AS)

For my first homage to Sayyedna Zainab(AS) this first entry is enough. No more words can express the feelings that over power you, and the calmness that surrounds ...

Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

A travel blog entry by bernie-s

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... I had to pick a Syrian city to live in, it might well be Damascus. But part of me wants to say Aleppo, because part of me thinks it might be a little bit better... Here's why. Firstly, it's less accustomed to travelers so the frequency of hearing "Hello!", "Welcome!", "Ahlan wa Sahlan!" or "You are welcome in Syria!" rises dramatically and is said with more passion. Secondly, its souqs are more atmospheric, more attached the past, filled with more smells, not to mention cheaper. Here ...

Discover Old City Damascus

A travel blog entry by teresatraveler

4

... temple of Jupiter and finally a Christian church dedicated to John the Baptist once stood before being destroyed to build the mosque.
The mosque holds great significance to Shi’ah and traditional Sunni Muslims as this was where the women and children from the family of the prophet Muhammad were imprisoned for 60 days after being made to walk there ...

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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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