Al Zaetona Hotel
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... and thrive here for trade routes were used commonly and it was efficient way to travel.For even though the government was a monarchy the people around me seemed to be living in peace, going about their ways and trading amongst each other. Also I learned that the caliph was a great patron of arts since I saw so many artwork being traded and sold in the market square. The currency here seems like a novelty to me rather than used for serious purposes. For one of ...
... of alternating courses of basalt and limestone. There are two floors giving onto a central courtyard. The space of the courtyard is divided into nine equal square modules, where each module is covered with a dome. An octagonal marble fountain occupies the center of the courtyard below the central dome.
Natural light filters through the domes, giving the place an almost spiritual feel. Nowadays, the Khan often holds exhibitions of photos and paintings. Must see!
... groove I've worn for myself in this city. The friends I've made here in the house, the vendors who I quickly came to know on a first name basis, and the children who call to me as I walk through the neighborhood to my house. I've had my last shave, eaten my last shawerma, received my final scrub at the hammam, and bought my final bag of dates. Otherwise I've said goodbye to those who I've come to know over the last few weeks.
Damascus has been a wonderful city to wander ...
... br> somewhat of a novelty in most parts of the country. From our first stop in the ancient, conservative city of Aleppo to our last stop in amazing Damascus, we were constantly greeted and welcomed and asked how we liked Syria. I've lost count how many times we heard,
“welcome, welcome” and, “welcome to Syria”.
It may be a bit of a tired cliche but it really is the people that make or break a travel experience and ...
... in terms of amount of volume for the shopper Damascus wins hands down for variety.
After walking along straight street to find the souks we eventually halted to this magnificent ornate building which was the Umayyad Mosque. This mosque held Saladin coffin and also a shrine to St John the Baptist (prophet ...