Shahin Tower Hotel

P.O.Box 228, Tartus, Syria | Hotel
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The swing of things

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 14, 2010

... my trip companions, slung on my pack and strolled down to the city center. I found yet another cheap hotel, dropped my bags and walked down to the sea.

A wide neglected boulevard runs along the waterfront. The boulevard is seperated from the agitated sea by a fringe of palm trees, a broken chainlink fence, and a thick concrete breakwater. Nobody else is out strolling this evening, though I can't really determine why. In the wake of the storm a ...

Cracking Great Castle!

A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 06, 2010

1 comment, 7 photos

... be seen, only playful puppy dogs and a couple of nearby flocks of sheep and goats with their bells tinkling. It is an incredible structure… two kilometres of marble and stone paved roadway entirely lined with columns. It has been excavated and reconstructed by a Belgian team over the decades, but it is honourably done, and about 80% of the structure uses the original marble pieces. Upon return to the van after our 2 hour stroll, one of the boys was waiting with his soccer ...

Development and Death in the Hills

A travel blog entry by petcul on Oct 15, 2010

4 comments, 9 photos

... away immediately. Secondly there are new development everywhere. It looks like the planners from Donegal had taken over in Syria. Apartment blocks, haciendas, fairly castles, the world is their oyster, every conceivable fantasy is here.

I pass Crac des Chevalliers just to make sure it's still there. It is, as popular as every with a dozen tour coaches lined up outside. I will live with my six year old memories. This area abounds in ...

The Kindness of Strangers

A travel blog entry by petcul on Oct 14, 2010

2 photos

... it's fun to be back on twisties again. The road climbs through pine woods. The scent is refreshing. I pass through a mountain village before getting dumped on to a main road to Tartus.

My destination, I hope, is a hotel I stayed at 6 years ago south of Banyas. I ride through hills, now heavily populated. Shallow and deep valleys run off in all directions. The road follows the high ground. There are terraces of olive trees like steps climbing up the hills. It's ...

Two Castles and a Bus

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 08, 2010

17 photos

... someone wants to get out, or hop on). He talked another bus to taking me up the hill to the castle which was nice too. I'm finding out that having a "lost tourist" look and asking for help is a great way to be shown around, as people love to help here in Syria.

The castle was made of volcanic rock, giving it a black color unlike other castles in the area. Marqab was the HQ of the Hospitallers, who also ran Krak, and was ...

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