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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... into the walled old town, a 10 min walk away. Browsed a small section of the massive Souk Al-Hamadiye and visited the Great Umayyad Mosque.
The Great Umayyad Mosque, a sacred site since 900BC. And it is Great! Fantastic! Superb!
But it was not always a Mosque. Originally a temple built by the Semitic ...
... and a lot of potential extra delays at the border. A taxi also only costs 10 EUR, so not damage done there. When I arrived at the border it turned out that there were 2 clerks dealing with western visitors. One did the busloads, he had 2 massive piles of passports in front of him, and the other one was sitting next to him twiddling his thumbs. Our driver told me where to go and this guy asked if I had a visa, and when he found out that ...
... We have been reading the history of Syria, and have attempted to summarise the recent history of the country as follows:
In July 1941 British and Free French forces took over control of Syria from the puppet Vichy government. The Free French promised independence – and delivered it another five years later – but only after violent clashes (and French bombing) in Syria in 1945 had compelled Britain to intervene. Syria took control ...
... 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 ...
... painted with the vans interior curtains flapping about through the open windows and doors and dirty black fumes that spew out of the exhausts . The locals love them and they are a very important part of their transport infastructure........ lets hope that when Bashir gets rid of them off the roads which he is planning to do , he finds a more ecological replacement that provides the same invaluable service to the people of this wonderful city ...