Orient Palace Hotel

Hidjaz Sq, Damascus, 43, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

1 comment, 5 photos

... that the border could close and we would be stuck in Syria. Worse still. I would be stuck at the border with a whinging English guy, complaining about everything that is wrong with this part of the world without for one second realising that part of the problem is his insensitivity towards this region and his total disinterest in the language. If you don't even know how to say thank you in the local language - really, don't travel.

Passing through Lebanese ...

Hamam time

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 02, 2011

22 photos

From filming in monasteries around Damascus on the first day, we got into filming in Damascus itself for the next 3 days. Wednesday’s shots were all around the old city walls, re-enacting some ancient scenes. I didn’t have to act in these: my story line revolves around 4 backpackers travelling around Syria seeing various sites and doing a number of different activities. The other story line is for 2 actors (Seraphine and Neil) who travel Syria as a couple and ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

1 comment, 64 photos

... is one of the oldest and largest in the world. It was built on the site of a Christian church dedicated to John the Baptist. For a while the building was shared by Christians and Moslems, but under the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid the complex became a Mosque. It is interesting to note that the construction was based on the drawing of the house of Mohammed in Medina. The mosque has a large courtyard and a triple aisled prayer hall. The minarets date from the time ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 18, 2010

2 photos

... different, sometimes young boys are running through the place splashing each other with cold water, sometimes it's just the quiet mood of some pensive older guys. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, the thought of making this a co-ed experience is completely out of the question. The women get their time in the morning and afternoon, the men in the evening.

Eventually I am summoned for a scrub and massage. During the ...

Damascus and then...I'm out!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 09, 2010

23 photos

... somewhat ironic that although American-Syrian relations are strained and usually at odds over Middle East policies, Syrian people have a very similar problem to Americans in that they desperately want foreigners to judge them not by their government's policies and actions but by them as a people. This is easy to do because Syrians are incredibly friendly and welcoming people. Tourism is in it's nascency in Syria so tourists and even more so backpackers ...

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This hotel, located on Hidjaz Sq, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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