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... friend and our guide, Abu told us that it was built for John the Baptist for he was honored as a prophet to both Muslims and Christians.The religion is evident in the city due to trade and spread of ideas, goods, and services. For Islam plays a vital role in everyday role from how shariah dictates everyday life to roles of men and women. Ali and his men would trade war weapons, paper and sugar to those from African, Turkish, Jewish, and Iranian descent.Trade was able ...
Really a very extraordanary building is Khan Assad-Pacha, situated along Suq al-Buzuriyyah.This old khan (caravanserai) was built between 1751 and 1752 by the city governor As'ad Pasha al-Azem. It is one the most prominent khans of the old city, and covers an area of 2500 square meters. Caravanserai (or khans) are buildings specially built to shelter men, goodfs and animals along the ancient caravan route, in particular along the former silk roads.
The khan ...
... that of arriving as a stranger and leaving as a friend, all in the span of a month.
Just as the passing of empires is little more than a blink of an eye in the life of this ancient city. My month sleeping in the same bed was but a blink in the lifetime of my mattress. To be honest it's a history that I don't care to consider in too much depth. But in some strange way, I might even miss the groove that I've worn into that wad of compact foam and dead skin. Just as I'll ...
... really high on that front. That's a good thing because while the country does some have some interesting sites, on the whole I wouldn't rate it that highly. On the plus side are the ancient cities of Damascus and Aleppo, the desert ruins of Palmyra, Krak des Chevaliers castle, Euphrates river, waterwheels of Hama and a few other secondary ruins, castles and towns. I'm really glad I came but don't think I'll be hurrying back anytime soon.
Bye bye Syria!
... a bargain), but it was similar because nobody really hassled you.
I feel as Damascus is more of an open area for tourists to visit, the locals know they don't have to bargain, as the tourist will pay anyway, finding that Damascus is more developed in terms of tourist spending and visiting. In that respect Aleppo i would have to say is ...