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... trying to explain this address to a taxi driver. And I was right. The taxi driver had no idea, even with my ever so inaccurate Google Maps displayed in front of him, showing the location which was five blocks away from where it should have been. While in the taxi and trying to explain the address to him, it occurred to me. Via Recta? OK - so that's not Arabic. It's Latin. No help to me in a country that doesn't speak Latin. It's supposed to mean "Straight Street" or as ...
... being built into a hillside like most other Roman theaters.
The night before leaving Damascus Denny and I were enjoying a few beers when Brent came in and asked if I wanted to be in Syrian documentary to which I immediately responding "Absolutely!" The following morning we strolled with the other "extras" to the Damascus National museum. It basically seemed to be a documentary to help ...
... men may not wear shorts. Next door is Saladin's tomb.
The mosque has a large courtyard, where you can see the mosaic on the entrance wall. Inside there were large groups of people on tours, many from Iran as the mosque is a pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims. There is a tomb allegedly holding John the Baptist's head. Shiite women would go up and kiss the outer enclosure of the tomb.
... precautions gave us both a good laugh afterward.
From the museum, we found a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that served us dishes of rice and tasty vegetable stew for around $2. We walked over to the old city, looking at some old (and very well-preserved) houses, and walked through the souq. We then spent an hour in the hammam, receiving the full package deal - sauna, steam room, exfoliation, bath, and massage. It was ...
The prayer is is long - 150m? - with touritsts passing through in groups. About 50 peole are listening to an Imman preach in the centre, but tey are small in he space.
The tomb (reputed) tomb of the headof John the Baptist is near the centre, marble stone tracery wwith a huge tomb inside. Far too big for just a head.
In another room off the courtyard is the shrine of Hussein, son of Ali, killed at Kerbala and very important to Shiites. All the ...