Martini Dar Zamaria Hotel
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... Damascus could have given us some hint of the nervousness of the government forces had we been more alert to the tensions. On our northward passage through Syria in January 2011 we were aware of the brewing trouble, which is why we skipped our planned visit to Damascus and made our way quickly to the Turkish border. What is it all about? Well, there are no black and white answers to any political ...
... OUR CONVERSATION,WE COULD HEAR THE REGULAR DULL THUD OF DISTANT BOMBING AGAIN.CHILDREN CAME IN AND OUT OF THE GROCERY SHOP TO BUY THEIR EVENING TREATS,SOME CARRYING FLAGS ON THEIR WAY TO A DEMONSTRATION DOWNTOWN.NO ONE EXPECTS ANY QUICK SOLUTIONS,AND THE MOOD IS DESPONDENT.UNABLE TO ARRANGE A CAR GOING MY WAY,I AM DIRECTED TO THE HIGHWAY TO FLAG DOWN ANY PASSING VEHICLE.AT LEAST ASSAD'S FORCES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE ON THE GROUND IN THIS AREA ANY MORE,BUT I WAIT AT THE EDGE ...
... visited it last year. This is of course not true but it certainly
Burial Pyramid from about 500 AD Al-Bara
is not awash with tourists, although the 1st Century BC ruins are very spectacular, especially at dusk. ...
... Anyway, that is when we are also finally told the visa fees, for a basic 15 day single entry visa it was $24 for the Japanese, $56 for Canadians and about $30 for the Korean. Then it was off to the customs bank to pay...most of us had only Euros so had to exchange them at a pretty ****** rate. Then we gave the receipts and passports back to the bus assistant and he went back to see the customs officials to get ...
... this period and became a mosque in 1124 (it still stands within the citadel).
Aleppo was pillaged and burned by the Persian Sasanian king Khosrow I in AD 540 and in 637 the city was conquered by the Arabs, under whom it reverted to its old name, Halab. In the 10th century a resurgent Byzantine Empire briefly regained control from 974 to 987.
The city was twice besieged by Crusaders, in 1098 and in 1124, but was not conquered. It came under the control of Saladin ...