Swiss International Omayad
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Today I start my journey to the far east, traveling along the Silk Route. I will be Staying in one of the finest inns in the city, perhaps even the world. It is called the prancing Camel and it is located on the farthest outskirts of Damascus. It is in the Trading district, and while looking for some water skins for my journey today, I ran into some Jews. They are a ...
... comfort as a customer is not too high on the priority list, it seems. However, they're very helpful, I must stay. By all means, don't take my advice as I'm now into my third month on this trip so I've become a bit jaded. If you want the real Middle Eastern experience, this is it. Make your own mind up about the current political situation before coming here though. Just don't expect a smile.
The trip out of Syria was just as hard as the one coming in. This time I ...
... it was falling apart. The seats wouldn't stay upright and the base moved around. It had a strong smell of diesel and we were surrounded by kids, 1 of them was sick everywhere. Head phones in and sun glasses on I went to sleep. Damascus hasn't really lit our fire. It's nice but not great. Maybe it's cause I'm feeling tired. Fraser said I'm looking old, well I am 30 on Wednesday! Off to Amman, Jordan for my birthday treat of a health and beauty spa. ...
... to get my fix.
The simple architecture of the hammam is designed to promote silence of mind. The main room (the warm room) is flanked by large stone sinks and characterized by plain white arches, void of any colourful patterns. There are several smaller warm rooms stemming off from the main room for those who prefer a bit more privacy. I spend a bit of time here in the warm room, sitting next to the sink, pouring water ...
... There was quite a bit of stuff from Palmyra, ironically, and a whole garden just filled with sculptures. It was past noon now and we were tired, hot and hungry. We took a bus home, and by the time we got here, we were quick to drop to the couch, throw the ac's on max and eat. As we chilled out and rested, cooling off our bodies and our nerves from the bus station and a wasted attempt of getting to Palmyra, I turned on the computer and uploaded ...