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 ...
... than 4 km. We seem to take a roundabout way, involving tunnels, flyovers and a few roundabouts, and a lot of winding backstreets, but he did get us to the Al Medina (City) Hotel (4400 SYP) next to the obvious red and yellow of the DHL office.
They have our booking, and we head up to ooh and aah at the elaborate hotel and room decor of inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture, cupboard, bedhead and ceiling, taking photos before we destroy the ...
... to join most others in there and fire a few off - no-one was offended or told me not to.
We dropped briefly into Sala Haddin’s tomb next door, definitely no photos. The main item of interest here seems to be a beautiful inlaid marble sarcophagus, empty, donated by the German government…I think his body must have been in the green damask-draped one beside it but this didn’t get a mention.
Next stop was the Azem Palace close ...
... they speak. The lady with the kids is a radiographer in one of the hospitals in Damascus and after a few hours of chatter they swap numbers and email addresses where Axel and Melek may or may not become pen pals in the future . Meanwhile Elka is hugging her new best friend whom she has only just met . When we finally arrive at Khaddam Station on the northern outskirts of Damascus we are greeted by Samir and his nephew Mahmoud. Samir is the brother ...
... of course Tom Selleck)
Later the local dogs had a fight and then there was a party with drumming going on. I woke with a bad stomach ache and so didn't pay much attention to the countryside on the way here. Teresa told me I didn't miss anything. We are in a small, cramped campsite on the outskirts of Damascus which seems full of camper vans and trucks.