Safir Hotel Homs
Travel Blogs from Homs
When you need a break from a Roman ruin, why not visit a ruined castle instead……….or perhaps take a drive through a crowd of people drunk with the power of demonstration.
With increasing uncertainty about the situation in Syria and a slight feeling of unease about the rallies last night we made a decision to head straight to Palmyra and skip the Krak De Chevaliers ...
... It’s just a bit rubbish!). We had an hour to ‘freshen up’ and Graham took us on a quick tour of the local eateries. We stopped off at an ice-cream shop. Maureen had unfortunately purchased a coconut ice-cream after thinking that she had bought a cookies and cream one. Andrew was the lucky recipient of that ice-cream :). We then headed to a juice bar (well a street full of juice bars) and Lee-Sia had a pomegranate juice – it was so good – kind of like ...
... ceilings and marquetry furniture of inlaid mother-of-pearl, all of which were breathtaking. Other than this, however, Hama didn’t have much else to offer.
Our day trip to the Crac des Chevaliers, a fortress dating from the Crusades was fantastic. We were fortunate to have very good travelling companions, a young Australian couple, Nicola and Mark who were at the tail-end of two years of travel (a year of ...
Dear friends and family, we are currently in one of the biggest city`s of Syria Homs. From here we will go into Lebanon to the city Tripoli that is located at the sea. The weather is really good, the sun is shining and there is no rain expected. Currently we are having some issues with our route through the Middle East. This is mostly because country `s not being friends with Israel. This is a serious problem and will mean that we ...
... site was an extensive double fort - with 2 sets of high walls against attacks. Inside, there was extensive grounds complete with stables, kitchens, a chapel, common rooms, storage and secret passages still intact. The round-table for 12 knights was also discovered there.
After visiting the castle, we went to an orthodox church, set in a hillside village that still spoke Aramaic - the language ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking