Cham Palace Damascus
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... culture and to connect with its people.
Lovely, lovely Damascus! I hope I will return some time.
And a special thank you to Amjad (Dentistry Student) and Maher (national theatre performer and budding director).
And my room mates for making my time in Damascus such a great one:
Abe (Dutch, IT Manager)
Martin (Swiss, Banker)
Alex (French, Teacher) ...
... actually stay here... All these scenes seem pretty straight-forward but, between setting everything up and then taping it 9 times, it costs a fair bit of time and is pretty tiring. Between scenes I had some time to walk around in the Souq (traditional market) and managed to get my hand on a Didashah, a traditional white robe worn by men. I bought it more for fun then to actually wear it, but you'll never know...
After that we all needed some rest, so Sam and ...
... is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Mohammed ) was kept on display by Yazid I. From this brief description, we see the importance of the Mosque for Christians and Muslims.
I was surprised to meet hundred of Shiah pilgrims, mainly from India and Iran.The entrance to the Mosque in the morning is like a black cloud formed by the black chadors of the Iranian women. They love to be photographed with a foreigner and I was asked many times ...
... different, sometimes young boys are running through the place splashing each other with cold water, sometimes it's just the quiet mood of some pensive older guys. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, the thought of making this a co-ed experience is completely out of the question. The women get their time in the morning and afternoon, the men in the evening.
Eventually I am summoned for a scrub and massage. During the ...
We got back into Syria quite painlessly sharing a taxi with an old Arab couple. We get dropped in the hotel district. Erin minds the bag whilst Mark tries to find the hotel we want to stay in. It is fully booked out but we find a room in another recommended hotel which has a lot of old world charm and is a great price.
We head out for old town, exploring the souqs and succumbing to ...