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Halbouni Maktabat, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located on Halbouni Maktabat, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Hanging Out

    A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 05, 2011

    26 photos

    ... old, traditional and conservative suburb of Damascus.



    Some evenings around Bab Sharki (Christian Quarter) drinking beer and eating well. And smoking nargeela, of course!

    Lazy, relaxed and enjoyable days that merge and pass so ...

    Hamam time

    A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

    22 photos

    ... a meeting place for gay people then anything else. When I got into a little steam-room (alone), some other guys got quite interested in Sam and started to throw water at him (their version of flirting I guess). Sam was the target again at the scrub (no scrub needed under the towel) and the massage (no, not coming back after hours). I thought it was quite funny, but we ended up leaving quicker then expected, just in case; the numbers and odds were stacked against us... ...

    Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

    A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

    1 comment, 64 photos

    ... I keep walking along Bab Sharqui street (part of the old Street called Straight) then Bab Tuma street.I am in Christian territory. There are many churches. St. Mary’ Greek Orthodox Church, St.Paul’ Greek Catholic Church, St.Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church,etc.
    Most of these churches were closed at the time of the day when I was around. I was able to visit the House of St. Ananias. He restored the sight to Saul and some say that in this ...

    Eid al Adha

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 27, 2010

    1 comment, 2 photos

    ... display. Eid al Adha starts tomorrow.

    Eid al Adha translates into "Festival of Sacrifice" and the story dates back to the time of Abraham, when by the request of god, Abraham was to sacrifice his only son, Ishmael. Abraham was prepared to perform this ultimate sacrifice but first had to ask Ishmael for permission. Ishmael was only 13 at the time (Abraham being 99), but showed unbelievable maturity and willingness to submit to the will of god. "Father, do as ...

    19th – 25th October

    A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea on Oct 19, 2010

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... the old city. We visited the Umayyed mosque ((1st c. AD and one of the holiest in the Muslim world), which is both enormous and beautiful. The arcade at one end of the marble courtyard is covered in exquisite gold mosaics as is the entrance to the prayer hall. Men and women are separated inside the mosque by a velvet cordon, where they pray and pass before the (purported) tomb of John the Baptist (also a prophet in the Muslim world). We made our ...