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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
From $95.00
 
"Nazareth
"Nazareth Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Tel Aviv""Set off  from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach to the town of Nazareth where you will visit popular Holy Land sites such as the Church of the Annunciation (where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary) and the Church of St Joseph’s Carpentry.Continuing north through the small village of Kafer Kana your Holy Land day trip passes the Church of the Multiplication by the Sea of Galilee where Jesus’ miracle of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the 5000 took place.Stop on the shores of the Sea of Galilee to explore the ancient fishing village of Capernaum
From $89.00

More Local Customs in Damascus

Milad Majeed!

Despite being a predominantly Moslem country, Syria has a national holiday on Christmas day for its estimated 10-15% Christian population. When I was in Damascus over the holiday in 2006, I was quite...
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MM212
Feb 17, 2010

Hammam.

When in Damascus you should try to visit one of the many hammams (turkish baths).It´s really a fun experience and it is sure to wash off any dust you might have a aquired in the desert.The hammam is...
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cachaseiro
Oct 26, 2008

Cars of Damascus

Lovers of old cars will find great delight in walking the streets of Damascus. Sights such as those in the attached photographs are common in Damascus, and all of Syria. I am uncertain whether these...
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MM212
Feb 13, 2007

Coffee

Coffee is an art. Different places have different ways of making and serving it.In a restaurant we were served by a 'awi' [magician], who made a great todo over serving the cofee. he was dressed in...
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uglyscot
Sep 30, 2005

Hospitality

If you come here, forget the frase"no,thank you I am on diet..Iam full ect".People are really hospital and they call you at their houses for dinner or coffee all the time,even if it is the first time...
anastasia-t
Nov 17, 2004

Mosques

What susrprised and amazed me about mosques in Damascus, was, above all the atmosphear, as I said, you see people really concentrated in their deep comunication the divinity, but you also see kids...
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xaver
Jan 06, 2004
 
 
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Damascus

By channeling the Barada it has been possible to create gardens right to the very heart of the lower town. To the north-west however the city has flung itself far up the rocky slopes of the Jabal...
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albateh
Aug 16, 2003

Al MArsa, 7/7 internet cafe

Al-Merjeh square is the place to go to find internet cafös.. there's plenty of them! However I feel like recommending this one for two reasons: first of all it has a decent speed (thanks ADSL) and...
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call_me_rhia
Jan 25, 2003

walking on art - tridimensional street art

damascus... ok, heavenly city... i said it before.... there's really beauty everywhere. Look around: beautiful palaces,souqs, shrines and mosques. Look up: mynareths of perfect beauty. And finally...
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call_me_rhia
Jan 25, 2003

No-one (male or female) wears...

No-one (male or female) wears shorts in Damascus. Women need to cover up, but don't need to cover their hair. There are no set rules, and you can wear what you want, but if you wear tight and...
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maykal
Aug 26, 2002

As Islamic countries go, Syria...

As Islamic countries go, Syria is a fairly relaxed place, maybe due to the large Christian minority. However, to avoid offending any Muslims you meet, here are a few tips....Shake hands with men, but...
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maykal
Aug 26, 2002

Women observe strict rules...

Women observe strict rules about dress, but nobody ask you, woman, to cover your body from head to foot , unless you are going to visit the Great Mosque. Just few meters from the main entrance there’s...
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titti
Aug 24, 2002

place des martyrs is the place...

place des martyrs is the place where the israeli spy elie cohen was hung to death in public.He gave a lot of information to israel concerning the military syrian plans to attack israel from the...
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fabrice
Aug 24, 2002

Souk al-Hamidiyeh

I love your feeling of proud, i love to see how your eyes become of fire while talking of it....
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themagiclake
Dec 07, 2005

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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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"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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