Sheraton Damascus Hotel
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... around the souks, visited a museum which detailed Syrian life and saw the Storyteller. The Storyteller is the last one in Damascus and every evening at sunset tells an epic story (in arabic) - he was quite interesting to watch.
Final dinner with the group (sob sob) was at a restaurant where there were whirling dervishes.
Tomorrow we leave for Jordan.
... Sarkis) where we were able to see original mosaic walls, listen to the language of Christ in the Lord's Prayer. Both Christians and Muslims come here on pilgrimage to receive blessings.
The Monastery was built in the 4th century on the remains of a pagan temple, the Mar Sarkis monastery is one of the oldest in Christendom. That it likely predates the Council of Nicea (325 AD) ...
... train go by spewing crazy black smoke into the air....it was pretty cool, especially because all the damascus veterans had never even seen the train before. after some good photo opps and ****, we went to a huge semi-classy mezzeh restaurant. there must have been at least 10 waiters and 2 managers waiting on the nine of us eating there. there was so much food it was like a christmas diner. peter ordered 2 raw ...
... metal arches. It is about 15 metres wide, almost straight, with a centre dog-leg, and is full of people of all races and types. The items for sale in this section are mainly luxury and frivolous items for tourists, but not just Western tourists. There are many groups of black-clad Moslem women, probably tourists from Iran or other Middle East countries as the Umayyad Mosque is second only to the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina in sanctity, and it ...
... were outside and it somehow seemed right.
GPJ and I were sent off for a wander through the Hamediah Souq where I became fascinated with photographing the displays of headscarves on rows of pretty heads. I love this souq where the locals come to shop for all manner of things. We didn’t venture far, it’s an absolute maze and so easy to get lost and we felt we didn’t really have the time to lose ourselves and find ourselves again on ...