Zenobia Cham Palace Hotel

Damascus Rd, Palmyra, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palmyra

The Ruins of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 23, 2011

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5 hours and two buses later, I arrived with Maria at Palmyra.

Palmyra is one the worlds most complete classical cities dating back to 200AD and set at the edge of a massive desert oasis. Palmyras "raison d'etre" was its oasis and strategic position of halfway on the trade routes from Antioch on the Mediterranean coast to Doura Europos on the Euphrates.

Over the centuries, the city was captured ...

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

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... arrival. It certainly has the feeling of an oasis in the desert. Some dry hills and small mountains have appeared in this area, and Palmyra seems to be on a bit of a low plateau below a magnificent citadel on a hilltop. We drove into town around the bottom of that hill, to find an almost surreal vista of columns and colonnades of a light reddish brown on our right, and the small town on our left. The columns are so clean and pristine that they almost look like something out of ...

Date pancakes vs. bananas

A travel blog entry by jsnicka on Sep 12, 2010

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... smothered with generous portions of peanuts and pistachios. The usual yogurts and sauces accompanied the dinner. I then quickly retreated back to the safety of my room and having a bathroom nearby. That was my night.

Thanks to a winning combination of 23 cent re-hydration packs purchased in India, the constitution of an ox, 3 antibiotics pills, and level 6 willpower, not to mention a good attitude, I was feeling quite chipper the ...

First Impressions

A travel blog entry by salamdimashq on Aug 27, 2010

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... of my hommies were eating a muffin and cheese sandwich. I don’t remember what was served for dinner because I think subconsciously my brain just wants to space that out. Any how sorry for side tracking. .Going back to being impressed by Austrian Air. During the last leg of my trip (ALHAMDULLILAH), from Vienna –Damascus, the stewardess announces that it was Ramadhan and that as guests in this country we needed to be respectful of the local Islamic ...

Damn that Bloody Sun... and the Israelis

A travel blog entry by bernie-s on Aug 04, 2010

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... of living here is incredibly superior to the camps of Jordan and Lebanon (or say, embarrassingly, the refugee and asylum process and policy in Britain), you realise that this is a country that despite its lack of wealth possesses more morality and social responsibility than our own, despite - unlike us - never being the aggressor. And yet, it's in "the axis of evil" and for many of us 'Westerners' Syria conjures images (if even just subconsciously) of a place less developed, less ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Damascus Rd, Palmyra, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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