Odeinat Hotel

Address: Palmyra, Syria | Hotel
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Guilty pleasures

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 18, 2010

1 comment, 2 photos

Tartus it turns out wasn't really much more than a dot on the map. Even the tourist information office couldn't give me much of a reason to stay. So I left. Off to Homs to see some ruins, and whatever else the city has to offer.

"How long will you stay in Homs?" "One day." "Only one day? It's not enough. We have many beautiful things to see in Homs. You must see the church with the belt of the Virgin Mary". So I went to the church, and I saw the belt and was ...

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

37 photos

... on donkeyback. We also passed a number of military installations, presumably because we are approaching Iraq at this point. For those who are interested in automobilia, we also noticed an increasing frequency of big 1980s era GMC and Chevy Pickup trucks in various states of decrepitude. I am not sure what that is about, except perhaps the military installations got them somehow from American advisors and other military personnel.

We have some first impressions of Palmyra with our ...

All ruined out

A travel blog entry by thebarretts on Oct 25, 2010

10 photos

... from the beach as the truck rolled in and was a bit ruin-ed out so I wandered around them by myself. After everyone had done their thing, we climbed back onto the truck and drove about an hour north to some random place where we set up camp. It was great as there was absolutely nothing around and we amused ourselves by trying to stay warm (the wind chill was crazy!), watching jets fly past, ...

Flat, isn't it?

A travel blog entry by petcul on Oct 09, 2010

1 comment, 7 photos

... did I miss one? 1, 2, 3... I change the game. I see a bus I think about 3 miles away coming towards me. By how much will my guess be out? I watch the odometer. Oh, there's another flock of sheep. Damn, I miss the bus passing me. This is fun!

Fortunately low hills start to appear to break up the landscape and before I know it I'm in Palmyra. It's grown since I was last here. There's a lot of new development on ...

Day 4 - Golden History of Passion

A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler on Sep 30, 2010

28 photos

... that has been under many rule including the Persians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.

Its other name is The Oasis due to the location of Hot-Water Springs called "Afqa" which throughout the silk road route was an ideal halt for the caravans between Iraq and Al-Sham trading in the silk from China. The Strategic Position made Palmyra a well established kingdom in 2nd Century BC.