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

    A travel blog entry by trinidadrh on Mar 25, 2011

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... observed the other Syrian observers calmly watching what was happening, and decided I should do the same. I even got up close and took photos!

    Ultimately, the discovery of public demonstrations throughout my time in Syria has left a huge impression on me. I found the positive demonstrations that I observed on the streets of Damascus and later Aleppo were quite different than those focused on in international ...

    Souq heaven - luckily we survived unscathed

    A travel blog entry by thebarretts on Oct 22, 2010

    10 photos

    It was a long drive to Damascus, partly due to the border crossing. Before crossing the border, we stopped in the outskirts of Carrefour for a food shop and to drop off Lacie, an American who was finishing up the trip in Jordan. It was quite easy getting through the Jordanian side but Syria made us wait for a couple of hours. As we reached Damascus, the entire truck was hanging out the windows and the beach (an elevated bench with mattresses where our tour leader ...

    Damascus - A weekend break in the Axis of Evil

    A travel blog entry by cessna152 on Sep 09, 2010

    17 photos

    ... harmony with their Muslim neighbours. The separation between the Christian and Muslim sections of the Old Town was a blurred one and it brought home to us how insane it was that Syria (along with Libya and Cuba) was part of the so called Beyond the Axis of Evil list, an expanded list from the original three: Iran, Iraq and North Korea. To gain entry into this second tier of evil rogue states, a country had to be ‘state sponsors of terrorism with the potential to pursue weapons of ...

    Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

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


    ... 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 ...

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

    A travel blog entry by diannemurray on May 13, 2010

    1 comment, 87 photos

    ... letting us see the full extent of the city, and also the landmarks of the Old City. Took photos, but the air was pretty hazy, so don't expect too much from them.

    On the way back down we saw a fair bit of the new part of the city before hitting the traffic jams around the Citadel. Although we thought we had a price of 30SYP, we were prepared to pay 100, and thought at first our driver was saying "too much". Not so, he wanted 500, which is ...