Semiramis Hotel

Victoria Bridge City Centre, Damascus, 30301, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... that sold - you guessed it - socks. The sock stalls. In other countries there are shops that specialise in selling all sorts of cheap **** but in these souks the stalls all specialised in selling one type of ****. Amazing.

While in Aleppo the political situation was deteriorating fast. The hotel staff were not unfriendly at all, but altogether quiet and reserved. I didn't see a single other hotel guest and my room was like somewhere fit for royalty. I had to ...

The Road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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According to popular legend, when Prophet Muhammad passed Damascus he refused to enter the city because "man should only enter Paradise once". I'm not sure that statement is applicable to the modern version of the city, however it was certainly an impressive place to visit and my favorite city vying for the title of the world's oldest continually inhabited city.

Arriving in Damascus by bus from ...

Day 5 - Cradle of Civilisation

A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler

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... by the fact that it has a round altar, which was prohibited at the Council. Mar Sarkis is designed after the pattern of the martyrion (a shrine dedicated to a martyr) and is dedicated to St. Sergius, a Roman soldier who was executed for his Christian beliefs (Sergius has a grander basilica in Rasafa, Syria). The convent of Mar Sarkis retains its historic feel and owns ...

Christian villages

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... of their wine-- it is sweet, like port.

Had dinner with some people from the hostel. Had lukewarm chicken in yogurt...not good, but I couldn't understand the menu.

I didn't get the chance to hear anyone speak Aramaic, or if I did I didn't notice. With the crowds for the festival, the nuns and monks were pretty occupied.

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96.2% of the moon visible

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... Other buses loaded up and left, the bus in front of us just sat. And as we waited, with others in their various forms of dress, from modern euro-arab with high heels and pointy shoes, to traditional arab head scrarves and full head to toe dress, Louis started to get nervous. It seemed there were a few people looking over at us quite a bit, talking alot, looking over at us, talking alot, making hand gestures, talking alot, looking over at us, talking ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on Victoria Bridge City Centre, Damascus.
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