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... br> Damascus museum, souk Al-Hamidieh and several other souks, palaces, Khans, and old schools and Bimarestans are additional attraction in the old city. Khan Assad Pasha was built in 1752 under the patronage of governor Assad Pasha al-Azm.
The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus, is one of the largest
mosques in the world and also one of the oldest sites of continuous prayer since the rise of Islam. A shrine in the mosque is said ...
... uncomfortable. For my personal amusement I asked how much a room was. Twenty five bucks a night! I scoffed as I handed the cashier a couple crumpled notes, and allowed the bell-boy to carry my dirty back-pack to my room.
After checking in I joined the couple, Margo and Zuzu, for lunch. Being that it was already 3:00 and I hadn't eaten since breakfast, I was starving. They had a great restaurant in mind, so I was happy to be allowed to ...
30 SEPTEMBER 2010 - Damascus, Syria. A free day in Damascus. Oh my god I am feeling and looking like ****. I make no apologies for the term I use throughout this blog as it is exactly that I am “******** like a river” and well its hit me badly again. I struggled to get myself together to get into the group van into town of Damascus. We saw more ...
... Seidnaya, a town out in the mountains nearby Damascus. The town is home to a convent that holds an icon of Mary, said to have been painted by St Luke. The church was constructed there in the sixth century after the emperor Justinian was hunting, and a deer turned into an icon of Mary, and she told him to build a church there. The icon is said to ooze oil, which has healing powers. Crusaders would ...
After about 1 hour from Amman, we arrived at the Jordanian border. We had to pay 8JD as an exit tax but it was straight forward.
Now, the next big hurdle is a Syrian visa. We had heard various stories about this. The guidebook says you must obtain Syrian visa before entering the country, possibly at your resident country. But when I googled various stories from travellers, most people say that you can get it ...