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... old, traditional and conservative suburb of Damascus.
Some evenings around Bab Sharki (Christian Quarter) drinking beer and eating well. And smoking nargeela, of course!
Lazy, relaxed and enjoyable days that merge and pass so ...
... a meeting place for gay people then anything else. When I got into a little steam-room (alone), some other guys got quite interested in Sam and started to throw water at him (their version of flirting I guess). Sam was the target again at the scrub (no scrub needed under the towel) and the massage (no, not coming back after hours). I thought it was quite funny, but we ended up leaving quicker then expected, just in case; the numbers and odds were stacked against us... ...
... is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Mohammed ) was kept on display by Yazid I. From this brief description, we see the importance of the Mosque for Christians and Muslims.
I was surprised to meet hundred of Shiah pilgrims, mainly from India and Iran.The entrance to the Mosque in the morning is like a black cloud formed by the black chadors of the Iranian women. They love to be photographed with a foreigner and I was asked many times ...
... is sold in abundance right before iftar.
-Spices: saffron, grenadine (dried pomegranate like craisins), tumeric root, and everyother spice you can think of, its not even worth listing.
-Dairy: fresh milk put on the shelf the day it is bottled, laban (yoghurt) in too many forms (hard, soft), kaskavel (a hard white cheese), a salty cheese with black seeds often too salty (so good with cucumbers or tomato)
-Candy! so much candy, brightly coloured chewy ...
... the cliffs for a view of the Statue of Jesus and Maloula. The mythological story of the Gaps is that St Takla was being persecuted so she prayed to escape. The steep cliffs then split to allow her to escape.
We find a great local pizza shop that is very cheap then hike to the second monastery. It’s then time to head back to Damascus for another nice dinner and our final night in ...