Sheraton Damascus Hotel
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The Al-Rabie hostel is host to an eclectic mix of people, from young first time student travelers, to professors of middle eastern studies, retired archaeologists and doctors and just about everyone in-between. The covered courtyard provides a spacious area to read quietly or engage with other travelers.
The previous evening I spent some ...
... one is kebekrut, or spiced burger meat, and the other is bekrut, which is raw meat inside a deep fried ball. lots of goat and chicken and rice and hummus and fruit and pickles and olives and bread and labneh and yogurt and lemonaid and grains and tons of other stuff. i felt pretty bad being there like that...they actually treated us like royalty. its the arab way to treat customers like that....but i wonder if ill ...
... large numbers of Shiite Muslims, particularly from Iran, as it has the shrine of Hussein, son of Ali and grandson of the Prophet.
At the end of the Al-Hamidiyya souk, we come upon the massive columns of the Western Temple Gate, all lit up for night photography, and then the massive Umayyad Mosque, also lit up, and very impressive. We make our way around the mosque to Leila’s Restaurant and Terrace, with a tiny low entrance opening out to ...
... We’d rather save that up for our return in 9 days time when we’d have the whole day to wander aimlessly at will on our own.
Safur was waiting happily in the sun for us, chatting to all his other ‘guide’ mates and waving happily before heading off with us following faithfully behind like puppies. We returned to the car and did a drive by photo-ing of St Pauls - hardly even got out of the car…on our way to the ...
... who is married to Anne who is a sister of Maureen who is Lisa's Mom's best friend and who have very kindly offered their apartment in the centre of Damascus, wheel's within wheel's. Mahmoud we had met in Dublin as he was over with Yassin & Anne improving his English for a couple of months so it was great to see a familar face when we arrived . In true Syrian form we were brought to the apartment where a well stock fridge lay in wait and two bedrooms so lots of privacy ...