The Palmyra

Damascus Rd., Palmyra, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Roman ruins of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by fifoota


Our next stop in Syria was Palmyra, site of a Roman city of trading importance, situated out in the desert (well most of Syria appears to be like a desert). The extent of the ruins was impressive, and being out in the middle of nowhere you could enjoy it almost to yourself. The down-side of this isolated location though, was a distinct lack of …

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat


... That was OK to get us through the desert and into Palmyra, but the problem obviously will need to be resolved. I have sent an email to various VW people I know, not least of whom is brother Bob who works at a VW dealership… so hopefully someone might come up with a solution while we enjoy Palmyra.

Other than the engine problem, the desert trip had its interests. We passed a few tent villages… we are guessing these were more Bedouins… with flocks of sheep ...

Desert ruins

A travel blog entry by nacrobat


... safely where she was made to walk in the Emperor's triumph. Together with the defeated Goths, Amazon women, and Vandals, walked Zenobia, who had disdained riding in her chariot. She was shackled by golden chains and strode defiantly. Zenobia, the great survivor, thereafter built herself a new life. She seems to have married a Roman governor and retired to a villa near Tivoli. These days the most striking building in Palmyra is the huge temple ...

More Ghosts and the Unquiet American

A travel blog entry by petcul


... nephews operate the hotel and souvenier shop across the road is an education.

I return to the camp for my evening meal. It is as promised. Unfortunately the evening is marred by the presence of one of the loudest Americans I have ever come across (nothing personal Mark, he could have been Irish) whose speciality is boring people with tales of cars, engines, reboring (no pun intended but true). You know the ...

Day 5 - Our Journey is close to Ending

A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism


... though and respect that they might not have understood what we were doing but still.

After seeing the tombs, we had picked up the rest of the group and set on our way to Damascus, it felt kind of surreal that this trip was ending and it felt that we were only getting to see a few of the many sites Syria has to offer. I could easily spend a few months even a year here and probably still not get to see the full historic nature Syria has to ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Damascus Rd., Palmyra, is near Temple of Bel, Muslim Castle (Qala'at ibn Maan), The Tetrapylon, and The Monumental Arch.
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