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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
 
"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 Warnings and Dangers in Damascus

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foreign exchange transfers

Be careful when transferring funds to Syria. Due to American sanctions, Syrian banks do not accept transfers in US dollars, only euros and ATM charge 5% plus your card charge to give you money....
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Driver horns,Trafiic and busy at night

In Damascus It is normal to hear car and taxi drivers use the car horn to push the other drivers in front to move further,even there is no traffic,So my tip is to make sure you have earplugs if your...
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Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug

Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug use?Drug use is strictly prohibited in Syria, and carries very stiff penalties for usage or possession, and no distinction is made between “hard” or...
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When is best time to visit Syria

When is the best time to visit Syria?- The best time to visit Syria is spring or autumn, as the temperature is in the mild mid 20s. Winter is too cold and Summer is probably too hot for all but the...
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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...
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When do the clocks change?

Syria has its own rules for changing the clock, which differ from those in Europe. It might be on Thursday/Friday night and then it might be on Friday/Saturday, but it will NOT be the last Sunday in...
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Buy a Guide Book

One of the major problems in Damascus was the lack of information in other language than Arabic. We try to visit the city without a guide, what is not difficult, taking a taxi in some points and...
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Visas for Syria

If you are mailing your passport to the Syrian embassy in the United States, you should know that it will take about three weeks to be processed. It cost $100 for Americans and $68 for Romanians. If...
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Taxi drivers

It is true that Damascus –and Syria in general- is really a very safe place. People are friendly and hospitable and if you express a common sense, you’ll never have any problem. I never felt unsafe...
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Yes, it's safe

Yes, they are friendly to Americans there. Yes, they can distinguish between politics and private people. The most famous is an American Immigration official who spent part of his holiday in Palmyra...
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In the traffic

...In that love that never endsTouching my armsYou told me words of hopeWatching in your eyesI felt you are the oneClose to your scentI knew my life was changingLoving that hopeA gift filled from...
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police is everywhere,with or...

police is everywhere,with or without uniforms,political police,private police,economic police,antizionist police,and so on...so be politically correct with everybody,do not say in public that you...
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The bank

Just avoid accounts at the Commercial Bank of Syria.Try traveller checks and cash.The system with ATM is not very trustworthy yet(there are two machines,as far as I know, one opposite Cham Palace...
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Taxi

This is a painful story...First of all have coins with you, because even if there is a taxi meter you will pay more if you don't have little money with you.Usually drivers pretend that 1)they don't...
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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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Maysaloun Str., 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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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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Sayyida Ruqayya Mosque

In contrast to the tomb area of the shrine, the courtyard and the prayer hall are calm and well-organized sections. The courtyard is filled with pilgrims from various parts of the Shiite world (there...
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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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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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TheWanderingCamel

"Fascinating, fabled city"
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MM212

"Damascus - دمشق"
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"Damascus"
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call_me_rhia

"touching the sky of pleasure"
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MalenaN

"Damascus"
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