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Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
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Glass Blowing Demonstrations in Safed
"Local artist Sheva Chaya tells her fascinating story of how she came from Princeton graduate to become the glassblower of Tzfat. She shares a bit of background about her paintings and glass work and then treats the audience to an exciting glass blowing demonstration in which she will make something special and colorful out of glass.Throughout the demonstration Sheva shares deep Kabbalistic concepts related to glass blowing and Tzfat. Participants are always impressed and fascinated by this unique and fun activity.""""See a live glassblowing demonstration! Local artist
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"Private Tour: Nazareth
"Private Tour: Nazareth Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem""Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth Jesus’ childhood home in the Galilean hills. As you travel chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread
From $121.00

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Recommended Reading

Below are a few books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:The Other Side Of The Mirror: An American Travels Through Syria, by Brooke AllenSyria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick...
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MM212
Jan 05, 2015

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 syria lattakia, aleepo and etc.I went to...
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reezal
Apr 24, 2005

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 people that guide books and all the...
erasa
Sep 22, 2008

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 private lessons for the last months. She's...
Lars_Damas
Nov 19, 2008

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 anywhere. Every time I walked into a...
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DAO
Oct 03, 2011

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 combination of those terms. In practical terms...
Robin020
Jan 26, 2012
 
 
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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 is on the right hand side. This is the...
RblWthACoz
Mar 28, 2006

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 portrait on it. Today it is useless of...
RblWthACoz
Mar 28, 2006

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 find any Syrian produced wine though. I...
RblWthACoz
Mar 28, 2006

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Top Things to Do in Damascus

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Omayyad Mosque

The Omayyad Mosque, which I saw it in 2011 when we started our middle east trip was so beautiful. It was built by Abdulmelik bin Merwan who is the fifth calif of umayyad dynasty. ?t is rumoured that...
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Souk El-Hamidiyeh

I don't suppose many of us will ever get the chance to wander around Damascus in the near future but if things cool down their it is certainly worth wandering around the souks. I could not resist the...
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National Museum

While Roman and Greek art was highly developed in the realms of figurative sculpture and pottery, some of the best examples of the highly-developed artistic traditions of these two cultures can be...
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Azem Palace

Azm Palace is one of the grand old houses that can be found in the Old City of Damascus. It was built in 1750 and served as the house of Asad Pasha Azm, then Ottoman governor of the city. Today, the...
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Christian Quarter

Only about 10% of Syrians might be Christians, but the long and enduring presence of the faith in the country has led to no small division of sects among the believers. Schism after schism has created...
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Hejaz Railway Station

Rail travel may not been quite as well established in the Middle East as it is in Europe, but it’s not for lack of trying. During the Ottoman period, and again under British and French Mandates,...
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Top 5 Damascus Writers

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"Fascinating, fabled city"
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"Damascus - دمشق"
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"Damascus"
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"touching the sky of pleasure"
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"Damascus"
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