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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

More What to Pack in Damascus

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...
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MM212
Jan 05, 2015

Syrian Pounds

It is impossible to get any Syrian Pounds overseas (except in some Arabic countries). There is a FOREX outlet just outside the arrival hall which accepts USD and EURO. Remember to change all the...
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zuyao
Aug 01, 2009

Torch lights or candles

Winter can see temperature dropping below zero. Bring some warm clothing if you are traveling in winter. Better have a torch light or some candles (with lighters) handy. The electricity supply in...
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zuyao
Jun 27, 2009

Drain Stopper and Flip-Flops!

It's a good idea to bring a flat drain stopper. the hotel wash basins have the drains with the pierced metal piece in them. However, there were no stoppers, so handwashing clothes in the basin is...
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78Eva
Dec 20, 2003

Packing List

Women should bring a headscarf to enter mosques.If you go in winter, take some very warm clothes as it get's surprisingly cold. My friends in England all laughed when I said it was freezing, but...
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maykal
Aug 26, 2002

Shoes Sandals

Bring comfortable flat shoes ,and I suggest to avoid white tennis shoes ,Specially in the winter time.and on Summer advisable to put on men's sandals since the weather is too hot.
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Jun 08, 2011
 
 
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Candels

Don't forget the romantic aromatic candels, because they will make all the difference...
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Dec 09, 2005

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Omayad Square, PO Box 4795, Damascus, Syria
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Shukri Al Quatli Street, PO Box 6311, Damascus, Syria
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Maysaloun St. | P.O. Box 7570, Damascus, Syria
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Furat Street, Omayad Square, Damascus, Syria
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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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