Heliopolis

City Centre, Palmyra, Syria | 3 star hotel
 

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Sunset over Ruins

A travel blog entry by lisaandluke

From Damascus we head east to Palmyra... a collection of famous ruins clumped together literally in the middle of nowhere in the desert. It was so HOT when we got there... it was hard to breathe! We took refuge in an air-conditioned restaurant sipping on fresh lemonade to cool us down. When the air started to cool ...

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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November 6, 2010

Today marks the beginning of our sixth month of traveling. We awoke this morning about 200 metres from a nine hundred year old crusaders castle, drove 150 kilometres through Syrian desert, and are now camped only about 100 metres from a 2000 year old Roman temple building at Palmyra, which looks straight out of Indiana Jones!

The day was marked by an annoying problem with the van. It had occasionally acted up a few times over the last couple of months, ...

Desert ruins

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... safely where she was made to walk in the Emperor's triumph. Together with the defeated Goths, Amazon women, and Vandals, walked Zenobia, who had disdained riding in her chariot. She was shackled by golden chains and strode defiantly. Zenobia, the great survivor, thereafter built herself a new life. She seems to have married a Roman governor and retired to a villa near Tivoli. These days the most striking building in Palmyra is the huge temple ...

More Ghosts and the Unquiet American

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... nephews operate the hotel and souvenier shop across the road is an education.

I return to the camp for my evening meal. It is as promised. Unfortunately the evening is marred by the presence of one of the loudest Americans I have ever come across (nothing personal Mark, he could have been Irish) whose speciality is boring people with tales of cars, engines, reboring (no pun intended but true). You know the ...

Day 5 - Our Journey is close to Ending

A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism

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... of Tourism had organised. However it was this moment (inside these tombs) that myself and a colleague got Shhhhhhh'd and had many heated debates with a few tour guides for taking photographs when there were signs that stated no photography was allowed. We were however allowed due to the nature of our trip which got up some tourists noses, so much so that my colleague was physically pinched by a tourist which got him even more irrate. You had ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on City Centre, Palmyra, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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