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

... in the world and you'd have a line-up out the door, but here in Syria, it's all but empty. I shared it with a couple proud Syrian guys towing their girlfriends around like little toys, and a bored looking French couple following their even more bored looking guide- who gave me a suspicious wink when I passed. A few locals lingered around looking to show me the hidden corners and the dark corridors to fetch a little baksheesh, but they were easily avoided.


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

... more but I go back to my second choice and move in with the help of the young son who's about 12 and lugs my bag up three flights like it was a feather.

Showered and changed I sit outside the hotel and watch the world go by. The owner's brother has a shop across the road. He's sure I would be interested in some things he has. I go with him. He has the remains of a collection of compasses and astrolabes he bought ...

Day 5 - Valley of the Tombs

A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler on Oct 01, 2010

11 photos

Tombs of Ellabel and his three brothers

The Tower Tombs

Were extremely busy as they are only open at certain times of the day and therefore whenever you go you will find hordes of people hoping to have a glimpse. I personally didn't look inside the Tower Tombs due to the amount of people waiting to go in but if you get there at 8am I'm sure you will be one of the first to see it and also it will be a ...