Damascus - off the beaten track

Oct 25th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Damascus - off the beaten track

I'm considering joining a tour of Syria and have some free time in Damascus. The tour will take us to all the usual tourist areas but where should explore in Damascus that's a bit more off the beaten track and interesting? I loved to wander the streets, stop and have a coffee and explore...
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Oct 26th, 2010, 06:44 PM
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This isn't really off the beaten path, but I spent about 8 or 9 days days in Damascus and, although I went all over the city, I never got tired of the old city. If I were you, I would just wander around the various sections of the old city - lots of places to duck in, grab a tea, etc. My favorite was Beit Jabri - lots of tourists and locals go there - I went in there almost every day at some point to read and have a snack.

http://www.jabrihouse.com/
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Nov 22nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
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I agree with maxwell as the old city(Bab Touma) is so fascinating and fun to wander. The souk is also a great place to spend some time and there is some good shopping in Damascus.

Something I didn't have time to do was go to the Four Seasons and watch the sheiks with their falcons checking in.
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Nov 26th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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I'm also going to Syria in 2011 and have found some good information on Trip Advisor. Check this:

http://tinyurl.com/2aw54ex

And I love the suggestion of going to the Four Seasons to watch the sheiks with their falcons. I'll certainly try to do that. Thanks, moremiles.
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Nov 27th, 2010, 04:22 AM
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hmm.. good stuff!
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Dec 10th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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If you dont travel yet, you can also try to find thru social media, a local person.
This to be informed in the way Syria people see it. I believe like that you will also be able to find all the hidden sights.

Enjoy your travel.
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