Hotel Al Diwan

Salhija Square, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale


From the incredibly well managed and luxurious little boutique hotel in Antakia (Turkey) known as Liman Hotel, I was referred to a local driver by the hotel manager. For 65 dollars this guy could get me into Syria. During my trip through the south of Turkey, I contemplated this border crossing at a time when tension in Syria was escalating and protests were turning bloody. On my last night in Antakia I thought about this rationally and decided, "What the hell. Let's ...

Axis of zataar, mosques and neon mountains

A travel blog entry by henniterness


... getting dark, we sit at a cafe in a local souk, excited about having coffee, caffeine addicts that we are. Our options are Nescafe, Cappucino out of a powder pack or Turkish coffee. We enjoy sitting and people watching but can't figure out how to order as there is no waiter, kitchen counter or other commonly known format of where we would place an order. Eventually, one of the teenage boys that was fooling around with his buddies on the street comes by our ...

First week and all

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq


... in a room full of Europeans. Definitely a weird experience hearing Italian, French and Spanish all around you and not a single word of English.

In the mean time with all this running around I have also started private classes with a tutor. She is a middle aged lady who reminds me of one of those ninja turtles. (I really don’t know why) and maybe its to do with the fact that shes actually shorter than me (ohh Im totally loving looking down ...

Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

A travel blog entry by bernie-s


... saying "Building used to be a hospital turned into afiring – target and training –by Zionists" [sic]. It definitely had the size and layout to be a hospital. And its interior was so utterly disfigured that it definitely had the signs of being a target and training 'facility'. I do not know what the official Israeli line is about this town and what happened here. But really a governments 'official line' is most of the time practically useless, unless you are trying to find ...

The road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by das1601


I've been in Syria for 2 says now and have already had a run in with its President! I'll discuss that later after I waffle on about Damascus for a while though.

We entered Syria via a land border on the road from Jordan. As the road leads north, the dramatic desert scenery and blue skies of southern Jordan give way to a flat, dusty plain and grey skies - and road signs for Iraq begin the appear. A huge sign of King Abdullah in ...


This hotel, located on Salhija Square, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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