Orient Hotel

Address: Palmyra, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palmyra

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

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... 8230; you can see the outer wall with our van in one of the attached photos. Inside were some fascinating objects as you can see in the pix, such as bits of sculpture just lying around, ancient Arabic script on some walls, hundreds of column pieces to touch and stroke, a circular wine press with its wheels, and a lizard or two.

Then back to the van for lunch and a read before setting off for a hike up to the Citadel.

The Arab Citadel is perched on a rocky hilltop ...

Desert ruins

A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 06, 2010

17 photos

... reported that she could walk with her foot soldiers three or four miles and could drink with the boys; but she was never intoxicated. Smart, intelligent and beautiful, she had it all but like so many before her and after, hubris eventually did her in.Not content with ruling her own little kingdom, she cast her aspersions on the Roman kingdom itself and in 268, during the reign of Emperor Aurelian, she went 'all in' and decided to conquer all ...

Day 5 - Our Journey is close to Ending

A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism on Oct 01, 2010

19 photos

... magic carpets and throws and many linen which men use over their heads to keep cool. However in the respect of the locals touting for some business, i am quite split in my mind when i see them. On one hand they are providing for their family and its certainly cheaper than the shops in many of the hotels that you come across and therefore their money is going directly into the pockets of needy families, then on the other hand you think "TOURIST ...

Day 4 - Golden History of Passion

A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler on Sep 30, 2010

28 photos

... served once as a main axis between the theater and the temples. With an imposing arch dating back to Palmyra's peak (reigning Septimus Severus), The street only shows a few of the columns still standing and showings the initial route served.

Diocletian's Camp
Zenobia Baths
The Folklore Museum

Its clear to say Palmyra looked very distinguished in the role it ...