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... is sold in abundance right before iftar.
-Spices: saffron, grenadine (dried pomegranate like craisins), tumeric root, and everyother spice you can think of, its not even worth listing.
-Dairy: fresh milk put on the shelf the day it is bottled, laban (yoghurt) in too many forms (hard, soft), kaskavel (a hard white cheese), a salty cheese with black seeds often too salty (so good with cucumbers or tomato)
-Candy! so much candy, brightly coloured chewy ...
... evening started with a real gluttony feast consisting of ca 10 various local dishes, followed by nargileh and, of course, football watching. The following morning I got up to see the sunrise. I not only had the site virtually for myself, it was also beautifully coloured by morning sun. After breakfast we finished off the sightseeing and returned back to the capital.
I hope to be coming back to Damascus soon, so perhaps will write more about it later.
... one could easily match them. Straight and orderly, they were distinctly different from the others, but just as full of colour and enticing aromas and bustling of activity. Taking just one wrong turn, we ended up in a narrow, winding back alley with no hint of the activity just around the corner.
Next to the sous', or rather the focus of the sous', was the Umayyad Mosque. Once the centre of entire Islam, and today considered one of the most important places in Islam, second ...
... that caught my eye, bought a few things and then were ’picked up’ by a friendly Syrian gentleman. To cut a long story short he led us through some winding back lanes, my anxiety levels rising as I followed GPJ trotting happily along behind him. We both thought he had said we were going to a glassblowing place, but it turned out to be another old palace, un-renovated, the Dahdah Palace near the Talisman Hotel, our hotel of 2 years before.
... say that you don't really want any more but you do have to try and eat as much as possible. By the time we left the house it was about 2.30 pm and we still had to visit Damascus Castle and the Palace and manage to be home in time to feed the kids dinner before we were to be in yet another families house for 8pm where we were invited for a large sit down meal. Over here we are faced with a dilemma as to what to bring when invited to eat as being ...