Favorite thing: This is what you may expect to see during the Ramadan period and when people closed their shops to go back home to break the fast. However, two hours later, the whole scene is completely different as it will be lively with lots of people until midnight.
Hama... it really has been around for a very long time - actually from the Neolithic Age. From then on everyone seem to have passed by here: Assyrians, Greeks, everyone - yet very little of the glorious past has remained. Hama is basically your typical anonymous concrete Middle Eastern town, with one significant exception: the norias (water wheels) on the Oronte river.
Fondest memory: While Hama is paticularly uninteresting, or maybe to make up for it, the area all around it is full of beauty, castles, ruins, and the likes. I spend only two days there, cramming as much as I could into such a short stay, but I could have stayed for weeks. Plenty of wonders just waiting to be discovered.
Favorite thing: If you need to find an ATM, this is the only one I found in my short stay here. It is very close to the clocktower.