Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFour Seasons Hotel Damascus
All the modern luxuries one can expect from Four Seasons - nice air conditioned rooms, pool, restaurant, concierge... great welcome on our first stop in Syria!
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... sugary, chewy nut based candies, dried apricot leathers.
-Nuts: so many nuts-pistachios, peanuts, squash seeds (which all come at the beginning of every meal), beer nuts, corn nuts, rice cracker mixes, spiced nuts-you name it.
It seems that in this country, its lots of salt or lots of sugar. Mint tea is so sweet, as are fresh juices and coffee; cheeses are so salty, its insane, But I guess in this heat, you loose so many salts you need to ...
... the cliffs for a view of the Statue of Jesus and Maloula. The mythological story of the Gaps is that St Takla was being persecuted so she prayed to escape. The steep cliffs then split to allow her to escape.
We find a great local pizza shop that is very cheap then hike to the second monastery. It’s then time to head back to Damascus for another nice dinner and our final night in ...
... and jam, pain au chocolat, coffee and fruit.
Our guide Safur had arranged to meet us back where he’d dropped us at Bab Touma (Thomas’s Gate) at 9am and we managed to find our way OK with only one small hesitation at the end of our alley. It was cold but we were assured it would warm up within an hour and we first drove to park the car near Bab Sharqi, where we had a quick look in the small and ancient St Ananais ...