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Travel Blogs from Damascus
... coffee and remains straight. And Saul became Paul. Unlike say, the markets of north Africa, here there is no hassling which makes dawdling a delight.
Taking time out of Damascus we went north west near the border with Lebanon. Sadly not into Lebanon for time and practical reasons. A shame, as it is a place with which I feel I have a connection as in Lebanon I was conceived. My parents met and married there. Bart later told a Greek Orthodox Catholic priest from Lebanon that he and ...
... as the salesmen seemed to be harder to bargain with as Iftar approached. Also, the souk that seemed devoted to materials, industrial goods and tourist items during the day opened up to food sellers at all times as Iftar approached. Lots of raw meets, fresh produce, breads, drinks and sweets all made their way out of the cracks after 5pm. Of course, some restaurants around the Aleppan citadel, and generally in this secular Damascan city, are open to tourists. But ...
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Together with Imad we went to see the old city of Damascus. The places are very similar to that, what I ve seen in Aleppo. Well, this town also claims to be the oldest continually habituated city in the world.
After that I accompanied Imad ...
... it for about 70 years and then it was converted completely to a mosque.
We had been walking past the Mosque for a month and had never been inside. I had to put on an ugly beige robe to enter the mosque with my head covered. I was really impressed by the glossy tile covering the huge courtyard. There are three tall minarets. The tallest one is called the Minaret of Jesus and its named that because the local tradition has ...