Address: Halbouni Maktabat, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Halbouni Maktabat, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    My First Discovery

    A travel blog entry by trinidadrh on Mar 25, 2011

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... to meet my friend. While standing with my bags on the side of the road, I was excited by the new sights, smells and sounds that greeted me there. Vendors selling aromatic street food were enthusiastically tending to their customers. Cars purred and beeped past me as they tried to find space on the road to quickly arrive at their destinations.

    What happened next was my first amazing discovery during ...

    Welcome to Damascus

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 05, 2010

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    In the end I was rewarded for my tenacity. The restaurant was tucked away behind a Lebanese meat pie stall in the souq. I never would have found it; and it was indeed well worth the walk. My first taste of Syrian cuisine shows great promise. Our lunch of grilled lamb, baba ghanoush, hummus, lentil soup, and pickles was spectacular; and not just because I was about to eat my arm. Everything was fresh and vibrant, as any traveler in the ...

    In Damascus

    A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 12, 2010

    9 photos

    ... Orthodox Patriarch, Syrian Catholic Archbishop, Melkite Catholic Patriarch, Armenian Archbishop, and a Maronite Archbishop. The Syriac Patriarch is in a town outside Damascus. They all claim to be the true successor of Peter, but the Syriac has the most adherents.

    Got into the Church of St Paul, located where Paul was lowered in a basket out of the town walls ...

    Damascus - A weekend break in the Axis of Evil

    A travel blog entry by cessna152 on Sep 09, 2010

    17 photos

    ... to eat. Kebab stalls were doing a roaring trade as were the men selling bread from carts, and soon we reached the edge of the Old Town. It was marked by the high walls of the Citadel, an imposing medieval fortress, and as night fell, we entered via one of the old city gates.

    More or less as soon as we stepped through the gate we found ourselves inside the bustling Al-Hamidiyah Souq. It was packed with people all pushing their way to make any headway through the wide bazaar. ...

    Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

    A travel blog entry by bernie-s on Aug 04, 2010


    ... handle. Putting on the seat belt is risky, as newcomers will learn when they accidentally touch the metal. As you drive, you open the windows to cool you down, because the aircon takes too long to be effective, and the heat is just too hot to wait. But the air racing into the car from outside isn't refreshing. It's rare to feel a breeze that makes you hotter than before, but here it is. It's like someone is blowing a hairdryer in your face, and even this feeling is preferable to ...