Ghazal Hotel

Address: Sharia Souq Saroujah, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Sharia Souq Saroujah, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and St Ananias Chapel.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Finding my feet

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 07, 2010

    1 comment

    ... had looked around a bit, and this was the best/cheapest place going. Good enough for me.

    My room is one of seven in a large house-type thing. The seven bedrooms, along with two kitchens, and two bathrooms all wrap around an open central courtyard which is dominated by a large citrus tree. The courtyard, which is also the home of a random neighborhood cat, is a great place to be anytime of day; it never gets too hot, as ...


    A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 15, 2010

    11 photos

    ... doorway lets you in, and you can go inside the church, where frescoes from the 10th to 12th centuries have been discovered. The largest one is of the last judgement, which has two sides: one for the saved, the other for the damned. The rows of the damned include heretical bishops, unbelievers, those who cheat, and the usual list of adulterers, fornicators, and thieves. There is also a fresco of St Simeon atop his pillar.

    There didn't seem to ...

    Shalat? shalan?

    A travel blog entry by knifehammer on Aug 06, 2010

    4 comments, 5 photos

    ... had all the classic circus stuff like elephants and tigers and camels and clowns and trapeze and fire and contortionists and motorcycles and a midget...(can i say that?) a little dude, and little horses and all that ****. a bedouin guy was selling camel rides tottally unrelated in the parking lot, by far the sharpest free market idea i saw all day. i guess this was just another day in damascus...besides that crazy potato food i ate which i will NEVER forget.
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    We eat, and sleep, in style in Damascus, Syria

    A travel blog entry by diannemurray on May 13, 2010

    1 comment, 87 photos

    ... passing under houses built out over the path. Have to divert past sewerage works, getting pretty lost, but it is only a small village and we escape.

    A minibus is standing by, reasonably full, but we get on, not expecting an early departure. We are surprised when we leave half full, but proceed up the hill to St Thecla, and pick up a full load, including the drummers from the amphitheatre. They are from Iraq, which is a surprise, but don't have ...

    A Sojourn in Syria

    A travel blog entry by suesy6652 on Mar 16, 2010

    1 comment, 144 photos

    ... A scowling nun in a black woolly hat pushed past us as we hesitated outside the vast bronze doors, beckoning us in with irritation so we went timidly in. The inside was painted baby blue and hung with a forest of bright chandeliers. A group of nuns chanted into a microphone, others sitting in the pews in small groups and there were a number of ‘civilians’ dotted around. We hung about for a few minutes then made our escape by a side door.