Plaza Hotel

Maysaloan St City Center, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... This guy knew everyone on both sides of the border and after a lot of friendly arguing and persuading, they agreed to look into my "circumstances". This meant making a few calls to Damascus just to check that I wasn't a journalist. In the meantime I was ordered over to the visa counter to pay for the visa. This didn't mean I was in. It just meant, "we don't work for free". Now, the amount of the visa depends on where you're from and the amount a Syrian has to pay to ...

Axis of zataar, mosques and neon mountains

A travel blog entry by henniterness

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... teenage boy brings our coffee then goes back to dilly-dallying.

The Middle Eat so far feels very safe. Safer in fact than any other country I have been to, not just on this trip. I am including Morocco in this observation. I am excluding the traffic on the roads. In Beirut alone, I narrowly escaped being hit by a motor cycle twice.

Off to Jordan next to hopefully continue feeling safe :) I am super excited as Jordan is the #2 country on my bucket list.
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First Impressions

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq

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... it forces me to speak Arabic with them. My first day was pretty much a getting to know each other kinda thing. I met the extended family – which included another daughter who was visiting from France with her family. It was very interesting to see a Syrian –French family, especially when they started speaking French to each other. Anyhow I’ll end here for now and will inshaAllah try blogging atleast once a week…. Ma’Asalama for now ...

I <3 damasq

A travel blog entry by knifehammer

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... Damascus kinda has the feel of europe, i have rarely seen any saudi looking dudes with the scarves, in fact most of the dudes look like greased up italianos or something. not that it matter, but a lot of the people here have a lighter complection than i do. i have seen some women in traditional islamic dress. some not even showing eyes at all. but most dress fairly western and i hate to say it, but the arab sheek (not sheik) look kinda sorta makes canadian girl style look trashy. ...

Accepting candy from a stranger!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

This is a top pick!
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... Mosque is ranked second only to the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina.

There has been worship at this site for over 3000 years. This used to be a Christian church as well and its said that the head of John the Baptist is contained in a casket here. However, when the Muslims entered Damascus in AD 636, they converted the eastern part into a mosque and allowed the Christians to continue their worship in the western part. ...

Location

This hotel, located on Maysaloan St City Center, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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