Blue Tower Hotel

Arnos Square Hamra Street, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... 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

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... 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 ...

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... 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 ...

Sayyidna Zainab(AS)

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq

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... dua the whole night. You feel humble and speechless, nervous and excited at the same time as you enter into her courtyard. You are guest at this noble woman’s house, and you ask yourself " Am I worthy of getting the attention of this noble lady – who sacrificed so much for Islam. “ I feel unworthy of requesting and seeking her intercession to God. The whole area ...

Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

A travel blog entry by bernie-s

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... mosques. Green being the colour of Islam. There is always something naturally relaxing in watching an artificial sprawl of lights and business from afar. From stepping outside the madness, to watch it. And there is always a great sense of smallness that is felt when you spend the week looking up at the mountain, and one day you find yourself up that mountain looking down at the place you spent a week contemplating in. I stood up that mountain, looking at the Umayyad mosque from a ...

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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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