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  • 1. old town

    The Old City is my favourite part of Damascus. I guess it is everyone's. It is fascinating for its history, architecture and culture. Highlights include the Umayyad Mosque, Straight Street,...

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  • 2. omayyad mosque

    Clean your feet, wash your sins...get ready to met God, get ready to pray Him... How to describe that feelings i felt?You understand me, always. No more secret between us, no more lies...the dirty is...

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  • 3. new town

    Central Damascus is the modern heart of the city to the west of the Old City. It is characterised by medium-high rise office and apartment blocks topped with a sea of satellite dishes, small shops,...

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  • 4. Recommended Reading

    Below are a few books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick BallDamas - Miroir Brisé d'Un Orient...

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  • 5. Wasta

    Wasta is a word often heard in Syria. It is Arabic and translates as something like authority, influence, political (or other) power, connections, or a...

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  • 6. Some Syrian Mezze (starters ) or for breakfast

    MAGDOUSIngredientsEggplantsSweet red pepper pasteCrushed walnutsOlive oilSaltSliced garlic (optional)The stuffingMix together the sweet red pepper paste with...

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  • 7. THIS IS YOUR SHOP

    This is actually kind of a sad memory. I visited Syria a couple of months after September 11th, 2001. Needless to say I was about the only tourist to be seen...

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  • 8. Good Arabic Teacher in Damascus

    Hello Everyone!I have read your postings and just wanted to give you a tip for a really good Arabic teacher!Her name is Reham Mohamad and she has given me...

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  • 9. Good local tour operator.

    I have worked with a few local operators in Damascus through my job as a tour guide taking danes around Syria and i would like to recommend one of them that i...

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  • 10. Traveling to Damascus?

    I have been here for over a month, and i have observed some things from this city.Well, for one thing i haven't seen the hospitality and wonderful friendly...

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  • 11. No shortage of pictures of Bashar assad!

    Bashar Assad is everywhere!! wherever you go, he is there, lol.. on cars ( his face plastered as a banner on back of cars ) , in the postoffice, billboards,...

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  • 12. Recommended Syrian tour company

    Abinos travel in Damascus is an exceptional travel agency. Everything was arranged perfectly. Ibrahim, the owner of Abinos travel cares very much about his...

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  • 13. Barada River

    One of the main reasons that Damascus is located here is the water supply from the Barada River. Although as it flows through the city, it can appear a rather...

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  • 14. Straight Street

    Straight Street was the main east-west Roman road or Decumanus Maximus through the city, and was named Via Recta. Today its western half is named Sharia Medhat...

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  • 15. Christian Quarter

    The Christian Quarter of the Old City of Damascus is the location of several Biblical stories relating to Saul aka St. Paul. Saul walked along Straight Street....

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  • 16. Syrian Pounds

    When I visited Syria in December 2006, the running rate of exchange seemed to be US$ 1=50 SYP (Syrian Pounds or "Lira" in Arabic)... although the official, but...

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  • 17. Learning Arabic native and non-native speakers

    As many members ask many times for learning Arabic , there is arabic section in Damascus university and they teach the standard and the spoken language as...

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  • 18. Wine in Syria

    Syria is one of the largest importers of Lebanese wine. So if you are not going to be visiting Lebanon, you will have some chances to try it here. I never did...

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  • 19. Exchange Office

    Across the street from the entrance to Souq al-Hamidiyya there is an exchange office I used. The employee gave me an old Iraqi Dinar bill with Saddam Hussein's...

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  • 20. Cashing Travelers Checks

    The best place I found to cash my travelers checks was the CBS Bank No. 5. If you are at the Hejaz train station and facing forward, walk down to the bank which...

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  • 21. ATMs/cash machines in Damascus

    ATMs are extremely prevalent here in comparison to other cities in Syria. They are mostly located in the Central Damascus area. I only found a couple in the Old...

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  • 22. Baramkah (Station) - Damascus

    Here u will find busses and shared taxis to Beirut and Amman. If ure coming from there it will stop at this station.From here u can also go to other cities in...

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  • 23. Directions

    The people here are very friendly and they try always to help you. Just, when you ask for directions they anwer to you even if they have no idea where is the...

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  • 24. Damascus

    The place des Omayyads marks the entrance to the city from the west; the road from Beirut and the motorway from Qunaytra, which also serves Dimashq al Jadideh...

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  • 25. Damascus

    Damascus owns everything to the river Barada. Descending like a torrent from the Anti-Lebanon Range, this narrow but abundant river, joined by a hundred smaller...

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