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

      The second you enter any place for the first time, you are forced to get a first impression of that place. I believe first impressions are big discoveries made in a small instance, so they are very meaningful. On the other hand, they are only quick snapshots and shouldn't be relied upon solely for making judgments. That being said, the "snapshot" that welcomed me when I arrived in Damascus was an incredibly powerful ...

      Souq heaven - luckily we survived unscathed

      A travel blog entry by thebarretts on Oct 22, 2010

      10 photos

      ... the best feature is the sun roof which means 4-5 people can get up there and have a front on view of the sights). We had so many kids run up alongside us yelling out hello and even adults. It was a very welcoming sight and it was a shame we didn't have any lollies or small toys to throw to them. We pulled up to our camp ground and had dinner and a few drinks before calling it a night as we the next day was going to be an early start and a long one (see the next ...

      Damascus - A weekend break in the Axis of Evil

      A travel blog entry by cessna152 on Sep 09, 2010

      17 photos

      ... for customers this man had won by simply being the pushiest. “Afamia Hotel? Okay, no problem, two hundred Syrian Pounds.” Whether this was a fair price or not, we nodded and climbed into the back, my legs pressed up against the driver's seat in front. The dashboard had a layer of carpet along its length and also a dangling mirror with a pair of eyes staring out at us. As we rushed through downtown Damascus, we couldn’t help but be disappointed. The buildings looked ...

      Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

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


      ... although one becomes accustomed in Syria to the police with guns, army trucks racing past, and random military men in uniform sitting next to you on a bus and asking if you like Syria "erm... yes of course, absolutely love that bloody president, what a guy!", (The truth of this statement is something that should perhaps be told upon leaving Syria) it was still disconcerting to walk to down the street regularly passing guys with guns. Men not in uniform but in suits. Once, as we ...

      We eat, and sleep, in style in Damascus, Syria

      A travel blog entry by diannemurray on May 13, 2010

      1 comment, 87 photos

      ... the hill, but must still be in some sort of sensitive area, as Murray is accosted by a plain clothes security man for taking a photo of an old mosque. Even when he is shown that it is just a photo of a mosque, he still insists we delete it. Further along, we got mixed up with a heavy hitter in a flash vehicle, with security, while we were working out where to go. The heavy hitter was polite and helpful, some sort of expat diplomat, so we thanked him ...