Al Zaetona Hotel

Address: Bab Touma Square, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Bab Touma Square, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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      Omzwervingen in de 'oude stad'

      A travel blog entry by hilde on Apr 02, 2011

      4 comments, 33 photos

      ... the body of St. John the Baptist. The Mausoleum where Saladin was buried is located in the gardens just outside the mosque.

      Khan As'ad Pasha is the largest khan in the Old City of Damascus. The building follows a typical Ottoman khan layout with two floors giving onto a central courtyard. Khan As'ad Pasha is entered from Suq al-Buzuriyyah, through a monumental gateway decorated with stone carvings and roofed by a muqarnas semi-dome.
      The entrance leads to a ...

      Finding my feet

      A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 07, 2010

      1 comment

      ... had looked around a bit, and this was the best/cheapest place going. Good enough for me.

      My room is one of seven in a large house-type thing. The seven bedrooms, along with two kitchens, and two bathrooms all wrap around an open central courtyard which is dominated by a large citrus tree. The courtyard, which is also the home of a random neighborhood cat, is a great place to be anytime of day; it never gets too hot, as ...

      Saw lots of WC's - Worst day ever!!!

      A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort on Sep 30, 2010

      4 photos

      ... s here than ever before. Upset tummy, sleep deprived and the heat aren’t a great combination to have. We didn’t see much of Damascus but what I saw I didn’t like much, not an appealing city. We caught a taxi back to our hostel with Maartin because I honestly never felt SO bad. I was stared at a lot because I looked like I was dying, lying on ...


      A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 15, 2010

      11 photos

      ... going on in the monastery, and I didn't see any monks. A guy I thought was a monk turned out to be just a taxi driver (but he had a black robe and a beard). I had expected more, like an opportunity to chat with the monks or people staying there, but it was pretty deserted.

      I had told my driver that I would be back down in five hours, but I was finished after one. I walked back down, woke the driver up from his nap, and went back to Damascus.

      Day 97: Amman - Damascus

      A travel blog entry by danielandai on Sep 08, 2010

      7 photos

      ... border. Some say it was straight forward, others say it may take time but eventually they issue it. Seems like all depends on the officers at passport control. But I was almost convinced that it is possible unless you are American (Americans have a trouble getting visa at the border often). So! We proceeded to the window called 'Foreigners Arrival' (they have windows for Syrians, Arabs and Diplomats). The first thing the ...