Safita Cham Palace

Safita Cham St., Safita, Syria | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Safita

The Castle of Krak Des Chaveliers

A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 25, 2011

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To Krak by Bus changing at Homs. Some 4 hour journey arriving early evening.

A magnificent and perfectly preserved crusader castle, possibly the best in the world and perched above the Al-Wadi valley to the west of Homs. Erected around 1200AD and relatively unchanged pays testament to its strength and durability of construction.

In its heyday it had a Garrison of ...

Krak des Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by meezerman on Dec 14, 2010

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... the European crusaders. It was finally taken back by the Muslims in 1271 via a forged letter ordering its surrender. Still excellently preserved, it is especially notable for its extant frescoes.

Our hotel, while mediocre (especially with regard to the breakfast) affords a spectacular view of the castle. It is also where I purchase a model kit of the castle as my first true souvenir for the ...

Development and Death in the Hills

A travel blog entry by petcul on Oct 15, 2010

4 comments, 9 photos

I have a rough plan, no map and no Miss Direction to ride the back roads in the hills behind Tartus. I spend a happy hour at Amrit having a chat with some Phoenicians who lived there around the 3rd century BC. It's an interesting place because they abandoned it in the early 2nd century BC and it has remained untouched since. The spindles standing over the burial chambers are imposing. The temple is carved into the rock.

The boreens (narrow ...

The Kindness of Strangers

A travel blog entry by petcul on Oct 14, 2010

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I sit outside the hotel still catching up on birthday greetings, blessings be on you all. My muslim friends think I will find religion some day. I listen to the cacophony that is coming from the the primary school over the wall. It comes in waves, reaches a crescendo, then a sharp whistle brings total silence. It reminds me of my schooldays. Fun with strict limits. Plenty of discipline!

I ride west through a fog of cement dust. Clouds of it billow from factories ...

Two Castles and a Bus

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 08, 2010

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... He had me sit up near the front where he could ask me questions, and play American rap music and dance to it (as he was driving). He kept joking that he hated America, and wanted to know if I drink beer, have a wife and family (a common question over here), and what US women are like.

At the bus station I sat with him and other drivers and had mate, or tea, served South American style with hot water poured over tea leaves, ...

Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Safita Cham St., Safita, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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