Hotel Al Diwan

Address: Salhija Square, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
 
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Location

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

    Hanging Out

    A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 05, 2011

    26 photos

    A number of days were spent hanging out at the hostel, venturing as far as the Shawarma seller and smoking Nargeela.

    An afternoon in Medan, a suburb of Damascus, with Amjad, a student of Dentistry at Damascus University and Abe, my dorm mate. This ...

    Hamam time

    A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

    22 photos

    ... to go to the Hamam, a traditional bathing house. Not sure how to describe this experience, but it was very weird. You dress in a towel only, take a shower and then come into a room where you sit on the ground with a bucket and a sponge to clean yourself. You an also get into a small steam-room and other novelties. Also included in the entry fee is a scrub and a massage.The experience wasn't very bad in the beginning, but after a while we discovered that this is ...

    Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

    A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

    1 comment, 64 photos

    ... Walid. The north one is called the Minaret of the Spouse and the one in the southeastern corner is the Minaret of Jesus, because according to Muslim tradition this is where Jesus will appear on the Day of Judgment.
    It is believed that the head of John the Baptist is in the Mosque, and when in 2001 Pope John Paul II was in Damascus he visited the relics.
    The tomb of Saladin is also in the Mosque, in a small garden by the north wall.
    An ...

    Sweatin' it up

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 18, 2010

    2 photos

    ... to get my fix.

    The simple architecture of the hammam is designed to promote silence of mind. The main room (the warm room) is flanked by large stone sinks and characterized by plain white arches, void of any colourful patterns. There are several smaller warm rooms stemming off from the main room for those who prefer a bit more privacy. I spend a bit of time here in the warm room, sitting next to the sink, pouring water ...

    We eat, and sleep, in style in Damascus, Syria

    A travel blog entry by diannemurray on May 13, 2010

    1 comment, 87 photos

    ... We have been reading the history of Syria, and have attempted to summarise the recent history of the country as follows:

    In July 1941 British and Free French forces took over control of Syria from the puppet Vichy government. The Free French promised independence – and delivered it another five years later – but only after violent clashes (and French bombing) in Syria in 1945 had compelled Britain to intervene. Syria took control ...

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