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... view on the famous Valley of Skulls. Zaarour is also very well known for the excellent opportunity for cross-country skiing over a distance of more that 4 km on the Sannine mountain. As a private resort, it is well controlled with excellent security measures taken to avoid incidents.
We, of course, missed the snow but would love to come back in the winter and do a little skiing.
The Al-Rabie hostel is host to an eclectic mix of people, from young first time student travelers, to professors of middle eastern studies, retired archaeologists and doctors and just about everyone in-between. The covered courtyard provides a spacious area to read quietly or engage with other travelers.
The previous evening I spent some ...
After just being a tourist the last 5 months it's finally time to make some money again... by playing a tourist in a movie! The shooting started today, Tuesday March 1st, with scenes in Maalula and Seidnayya, 2 monasteries north of Damascus. I had already been to Ma'loula before, but it's quite nice around here so I didn't mind going again. Neil and Seraphine, the two backpackers that have main roles, had to do scenes in both places ...
... that spoke a few words of Arab!
Ma'loula is a quiet little mountain town with some nice monasteries only an hour away from Damascus,! We went and visited the monastery of Thecla, one of the early followers of Apostle Paul. The monastery is set in a spectacular spot, built in to the rugged mountains. All the people in town were very nice, from the bakery supplying a feed to other random locals showing us the way. Another ...
South of the church is a hillside of caverns and holes which are said to have been inhabited by prehistoric age. This place screams serene and sanctuary and can clearly feel a bit cut off from the busy real world we call our lives. I personally, found it quite a restful and peaceful place to roam around.
We entered the Greek Catholic Monastery of St. ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking