Shahbandar Palace

Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located in Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    Surviving Syria

    A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... everything except socks. There was one souk that sold every piece of **** made out of plastic, from beach balls to inflatable baseball bats. All the crappiest toys you could ever give a child - and there were endless stalls of this, followed by stalls selling cheap bracelets, plastic plates, glitter, plastic baskets and anything else you didn't particularly need. I spent hours getting lost in the souks passing everything I've never needed until I stumbled across a souk ...

    Christian villages

    A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 14, 2010

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... the earlier iconostasis removed and now has a latin style, with three apses holding altars where people can pray. Most of the Catholics in Syria joined Rome in the 19th Century, in the Uniat movement; prior to that they were Eastern Orthodox, so the church may have looked different prior to that.

    Ate lunch at the monastery's cafe, had pizza with ham-- don't see that much ham here, if any. Also ...

    Ramadan Kareem

    A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 18, 2010

    14 photos

    ... sugary, chewy nut based candies, dried apricot leathers.
    -Nuts: so many nuts-pistachios, peanuts, squash seeds (which all come at the beginning of every meal), beer nuts, corn nuts, rice cracker mixes, spiced nuts-you name it.

    It seems that in this country, its lots of salt or lots of sugar. Mint tea is so sweet, as are fresh juices and coffee; cheeses are so salty, its insane, But I guess in this heat, you loose so many salts you need to ...

    Our "Road to Damascus"

    A travel blog entry by carlier on May 31, 2010

    11 photos

    ... most of our time loitering around the Spice Souq, which was heavily scented with cumin, coffee and perfumes. Each stall providing a different sensory experience. The stall holders are all happy to offer you samples to entice you in. This worked on a couple of the stalls selling sweets! For me this is a shopper’s paradise. Pity our bags are literally bursting and we cannot add anything else!

    Walking along the ...

    The passion of Rough

    A travel blog entry by choy on May 03, 2010

    3 photos

    ... language Arameic, which was widely spoken during the time the New Testament is set and the original language of the Bible. It was a strange evening. As we sat in a restaurant, we all went silent every time a local conversation started, so we could hear them speak the language we were curious about. Obviously used to it, they didn't seem bothered by our odd behaviour. Even with all the travel experience between us, this was the first purely linguistic experience for every one of us.

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    Shahbandar Palace Hotel, Damascus, Syria
    Damascus, Syria