Damascus International Hotel

Bahsa St., Damascus, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

1 comment, 5 photos

... quarter of the old town of Damascus and walking distance from some of the best souks on the planet. Unlike the souks of Marrakech, here people go about their business without hassling tourists. Remember, this is Syria in the midst of a political crisis so the only tourists were the hardcore types. I had the whole city to myself. And as for the protests? I only saw those on TV. Walking around the old part of Damascus was pleasant and although the people were strangely ...

Back to Damascus

A travel blog entry by meezerman on Dec 17, 2010

14 photos

... the Baptist, and was where the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammed, was taken (although it has since been moved to Cairo).

I also visit the tomb of Saladin and see a performance by a traditional story teller which is quite enjoyable, even though I can't understand a single word since the whole thing was in Arabic. I crash early and take off by myself next morning to wander through the old city. I walk down the Via Recta, ...

Mosque and Churches

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 13, 2010

18 photos

... Seidnaya, a town out in the mountains nearby Damascus. The town is home to a convent that holds an icon of Mary, said to have been painted by St Luke. The church was constructed there in the sixth century after the emperor Justinian was hunting, and a deer turned into an icon of Mary, and she told him to build a church there. The icon is said to ooze oil, which has healing powers. Crusaders would ...

Damascus, days two and three.

A travel blog entry by jaredandlucas on May 26, 2010

9 photos

... cooked lamb cutlets with vegetable rolls and a nice glass of Syrian wine. Then came the free dessert: a massive tray of pastries, and another massive tray of fresh fruit. It's like they knew it was my birthday!

After dinner, we walked around the Christian quarter of the old city for a while, and found a nice half-underground cafe where we enjoyed some shay. We relaxed there for a while, and made our way back to the ...


A travel blog entry by radcliffe-riley on May 09, 2010

27 photos

... set off on foot from the Bab Touma Gate into the maze of alleys that still exist here. The Old City is divided into quarters andcwere heading to the main Mosque through the Islamic Quarter. After stopping to buy additional camera chips - 750 pics for John and 1200 for me(!), we twist and turn past innumerable small shops into the heart of the ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Bahsa St., Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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