Swiss International Omayad
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... shave was a little more than expected! Found my local Shawarma vendor (75SYP ie 1 quid) just 100m away and which became my steady provider of nourishment.
Late afternoon I headed up to Jebel Quassion for a view of the city and spent a couple of hours wandering, looking and even a little local dancing!
... boys walking around with big sports bags, but didn't think anything about it. A minute later we saw undercover cops busting them, giving them a beating and sending them off. Turns out they were flogging beers and this is not allowed... The undercover police is always present in this park we got told, to ensure that Christians can have a drink without getting disturbed, but also to ensure that Moslims don't... I quite admire the mentality of our Syrian brethren, very open ...
... br> It is time to move to the Christian Quarter.
Christianity came early to Damascus and today about ten per cent of the population is Christian. I am happy to say that in Syria Muslims and Christians seem to respect each other and get along quite well.
In the road to Damascus is where Saul had the vision of Jesus, asking him “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts of the Apostles 9-1). History was written. Saul became St. ...
... than the new, brightly coloured one. Such different commercial logic than at home. Of course, when I asked why the old one was more expensive than the new one, no straight answer was offered. We wandered into the Christian quarter and decided to get a bite to eat. So of course, we end up in a bar (?), order some fresh lemonade and pop and a fatoush salad that was exorbinately overpriced, took ...
... minister Rafiq Hariri was blamed on Syria, and world pressure was placed on them. In the months after Syria’s withdrawal there was a spate of car bombs and targeted assassinations of anti-Syrian politicians and journalists.
Syrian president Hafez-al-Assad died unexpectedly in 2000, and was replaced by his son Bashir. It was expected that he would have a more liberal governing style, but this has not happened. There is not much freedom of ...