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

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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; ...

First week and all

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq

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... enough the cost of buying all of them was less than $10. Insane huh?


Alhamdullilah the meds have worked magic, when the tylenol couldn't do anything and my cough is almost gone.

A few days after I got here, I visited the University of Damuscus to register and apply. Registration requires taking a whole bunch of passport size pictures and an Aids test. By my last count I had taken 8 pictures and have submitted all of them ...

Yikes......

A travel blog entry by knifehammer

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ok. so i hope you guys are are appreciating these entries. i feel like they may be minutia-ish/esque. but...i do wanna share these experiences as they are pretty fun and weird and stuff.
soooo today was quite a day. it all started with a 20 cent public transit ride to the embassy to meet up with a certain diplomat i know here. he was to take us to a lil' town called Seidnayya here in Syria for a half day of viewing some christian convents up in the ...

Discover Old City Damascus

A travel blog entry by teresatraveler

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... 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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