Villa Palmyra

City Centre , Palmyra, 7570, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palmyra

The cold desert

A travel blog entry by robertandtanja

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It was raining in Hama so we decided to skip walking through the old town and set off for Krak des Chevaliers, the best preserved Crusader castle in the world. (The truck started fine by the way) The weather changed from a drizzle to real rain and mist, so when we got close the castle we couldn't actually see it! When we almost hit the enormous …

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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... on donkeyback. We also passed a number of military installations, presumably because we are approaching Iraq at this point. For those who are interested in automobilia, we also noticed an increasing frequency of big 1980s era GMC and Chevy Pickup trucks in various states of decrepitude. I am not sure what that is about, except perhaps the military installations got them somehow from American advisors and other military personnel.

We have some first impressions of Palmyra with our ...

Desert ruins

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... al, considered "the most important religious building of the first century ADin the Middle East". There's also a colonnaded street, amazing monumental arch, theatre, large agora with remains of a banquet room and various other buildings. The real magic of the place though is the setting and viewing it in the early morning and at sunset is quite stunning, surrounded by desert and palm trees, the soft lights dancing amongst the ruins. Next ...

More Ghosts and the Unquiet American

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... you get cornered at a party by the one guy who can talk for hours on end about the best Harley Davidson engine ever made. He is a continuous flow of gibberish without let up. He has Tony Blair's gift of never giving the other person a chance to get a word in, if you wanted to that is, and you don't.There is no escape apart from being downright rude and your pathetic attempts at this are ignored completely. You hope ...

Day 5 - Valley of the Tombs

A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler

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... these tombs) that myself and a colleague got Shhhhhhh'd and had many heated debates with a few tour guides for taking photographs when there were signs that stated no photography was allowed. We were however allowed due to the nature of our trip which got up some tourists noses, so much so that my colleague was physically pinched by a tourist which got him even more irate. You had to laugh though and respect that they ...

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