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Travel Blogs from Damascus
... 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 ...
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 ...
... deffinetly going to do some sightseeing tomorrow. When evening comes we will go by taxi to the airport and sleep their beacause the flight is at 4:10 in the middle of the night.
There is a lot of old roman tempels to see here as we allready sa some ruines. Not much left to say so maybe tomorrow some pic`s when we update the post at the airport.
... 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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Anyways, we decided to enjoy some of our day, try to turn it around, so we went out and headed to the pool. Some sun and relaxation always does the body good, so we trekked down to the Club and cooled off. On our way home, we stopped by the shop to pick up some stuff and all of a sudden I realized that I couldn't find the 2000 Syrian pounds I had brought with us this morning-the 2000 pounds I had been saving to get out of ...