Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
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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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... culture and to connect with its people.
Lovely, lovely Damascus! I hope I will return some time.
And a special thank you to Amjad (Dentistry Student) and Maher (national theatre performer and budding director).
And my room mates for making my time in Damascus such a great one:
Abe (Dutch, IT Manager)
Martin (Swiss, Banker)
Alex (French, Teacher) ...
... actually stay here... All these scenes seem pretty straight-forward but, between setting everything up and then taping it 9 times, it costs a fair bit of time and is pretty tiring. Between scenes I had some time to walk around in the Souq (traditional market) and managed to get my hand on a Didashah, a traditional white robe worn by men. I bought it more for fun then to actually wear it, but you'll never know...
After that we all needed some rest, so Sam and ...
... who takes world leaders there for dinner. The food and service was fantastic, and in our budget.
The next day starts with a Syrian tradition of locating one of the few ATMs in Syria. The hotel receptionist cuts our discovery time to less than half an hour. We then set off to explore Maloula.
Maloula is famous for it's Christian monasteries, crazy for a very Muslim ...
... covered over with a translucent roof - an addition no doubt to extend the use of the courtyard in cool or wet weather. It was pretty chilly - 12 degrees when we landed - so we were quick to down our welcome coffee and juice and head to our room. This we accessed through an archway, decorated on each side by murals, leading off the main courtyard into a much smaller version with its own tinkling fountain and 6 rooms leading off it. Small but comfy enough, with ...
We didn't give ourselves enough time yesterday arriving late at Baghdad Station in downtown Aleppo. We were chosen by the well intentioned porter from hell, we had little choice in the matter so had to roll with it. When we got into the station we had to buy tickets so with the assistance of our very own Arabic Lurch we headed to the ticket desk whereupon we had our passports taken and their details written into a book. Once this was done we could then go ...