Dar Al-Yasmin

Address: Bab Touma, Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Bab Touma, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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      Surviving Syria

      A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

      1 comment, 5 photos

      ... and other maps call it, "Street Called Straight" which would be real fun explaining to a taxi driver who only speaks an Arabic dialect. But isn't recta also the plural of rectum? So there I was, with a confused taxi driver, on my way to the "Street of Arseholes".

      The hotel was also called Via Recta and when I finally arrived, I wanted to strangle someone for giving the hotel (and street) a name so unfamiliar to locals. The Street of Arseholes was in the very ...

      The Road to Damascus

      A travel blog entry by dan-levitan on Feb 20, 2011

      4 comments, 24 photos

      ... narrated by, I was told, a famous actor in the Middle East although I don't remember his name. The part Brent and I played had us pretend to look at and silently discuss some exhibits while slowly exiting the room as the host spoke a few lines. For my 2 hours of "acting" I earned a fat 1500 Dinar paycheck, about $30, which was just enough to get me out of the country to my next destination, Lebanon.


      Sweatin' it up

      A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 18, 2010

      2 photos

      ... he's probably been doing it since he was six. This is truly an experience you can't get at home. While I'm at it, I've basically stopped cleaning my body too. Yet my skin is softer than it has been in years. The answer? The hammam, or Turkish bath.

      I sweat better than most people. Anyone who knows me well, knows this to be true. I also tend to enjoy a good sweat more than the average Joe. The first time I saw a hammam I knew ...

      Damascus and then...I'm out!

      A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 09, 2010

      23 photos

      ... somewhat ironic that although American-Syrian relations are strained and usually at odds over Middle East policies, Syrian people have a very similar problem to Americans in that they desperately want foreigners to judge them not by their government's policies and actions but by them as a people. This is easy to do because Syrians are incredibly friendly and welcoming people. Tourism is in it's nascency in Syria so tourists and even more so backpackers ...

      96.2% of the moon visible

      A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 22, 2010

      9 photos

      ... about going into the mass area of all sorts of buses (charters, mini buses and local ones). We went through the metal detectors and xray machines for our bags (they beeped, but nobody checked them), found a charter service that went to Palmyra, and after being convinced that the bus was just about to leave we gave them our passports, paid our money and found out we had an hour to wait. So, we walked up to some more police, showed them our tickets ...

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      Entrance Dar Al Yasmin Hotel, Damascus, Syria
      Damascus, Syria