Queen Centre Arjaan by Rotana
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... into the walled old town, a 10 min walk away. Browsed a small section of the massive Souk Al-Hamadiye and visited the Great Umayyad Mosque.
The Great Umayyad Mosque, a sacred site since 900BC. And it is Great! Fantastic! Superb!
But it was not always a Mosque. Originally a temple built by the Semitic ...
... and a lot of potential extra delays at the border. A taxi also only costs 10 EUR, so not damage done there. When I arrived at the border it turned out that there were 2 clerks dealing with western visitors. One did the busloads, he had 2 massive piles of passports in front of him, and the other one was sitting next to him twiddling his thumbs. Our driver told me where to go and this guy asked if I had a visa, and when he found out that ...
... I keep walking along Bab Sharqui street (part of the old Street called Straight) then Bab Tuma street.I am in Christian territory. There are many churches. St. Mary’ Greek Orthodox Church, St.Paul’ Greek Catholic Church, St.Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church,etc.
Most of these churches were closed at the time of the day when I was around. I was able to visit the House of St. Ananias. He restored the sight to Saul and some say that in this ...
... and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel on their Yom Kippur holiday, in an attempt to win back the Golan Heights, but it failed. In 1975 full-scale civil war broke out in Lebanon, and in 1976 Syrian troops intervene in the fighting in Lebanon at the request of Lebanon’s president. The civil war in Lebanon officially ended on 13th October, 1990, but Syrian troops didn’t finally leave until 2005, after the killing of former ...
... stopping to take photos which is what I love to do. Luckily the streets were almost deserted, and, more particularly, devoid of cars, so we were able to wander aimlessly and soon decided to go at our own pace. Apart from taking us to look in another hotel - also in an old house - Safur told us about what we were looking at if we asked him, or stopped and stared at something for an irritatingly long time. Not quite what we were expecting from a ...