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Halboni Hasan Aldawalibi Street, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

More Days in Damascus and the Umayyad Mosque

A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 01, 2011

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I moved to another hostel, the Al-Rabie hostel outside of the walled old town which turned out to be the best hostel at which I have ever stayed, from both a people and ambiance point of view. Although like the immediate area, it looks nothing other than shabby from the outside. But step inside. Cool!

Went for a shave and ...

Hamam time

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

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... my first visit to an Arab bathing house, probably also the last.

That night I got some beers with Neil in the Christian quarter of the old City. It's hard to explain, but the whole atmosphere in such an old city is just magnificent at night. And, quite contrary to expectations, it is not a problem for anyone to have a beer - as long as it is in the Christian quarter. We got them at a bottle shop (window) and drank them in a small park. We noticed that there ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

1 comment, 64 photos

... baptized Saul.The Chuch is five meters below ground level and consists of two rooms with stone walls an altar and some icons. It is very simple but often simplicity has powerful meaning.
I saw in many of the walls notices announcing the deaths of people (this made think of Spain where we do the same in small towns ).
I found the people of Damascus extremely friendly. At the end of the day I used to stop at the shop of a young man,where I would ...

Eid al Adha

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 27, 2010

1 comment, 2 photos

... been commanded. You will find me, god willing, very patient." (Compare this response to the modern day teenagers response to a request to do the dishes.) Both father and son were prepared to make the sacrifice, and as they set to perform the task, god acknowledge their obedience, and presented them with a ram which was to be sacrificed in lieu of Ishmael. They breathed a collective sigh of relief, and sacrificed the ram. To this day sheep, goats, cows and camels throughout ...

19th – 25th October

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea on Oct 19, 2010

1 comment, 32 photos

... the main prayer hall to the shrine of Hussein (grandson of the prophet Muhammad), where we encountered an Iranian imam with a group of pilgrims. As the imam began to lead prayer, the pilgrims began to rock and weep. The imam’s prayers became more fervent until he had whipped the pilgrims into a frenzy. As his prayers got louder and more impassioned, so too did the pilgrims’ wailing. It was an extraordinary experience and left me ...

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This hotel, located on Halboni Hasan Aldawalibi Street, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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