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Old 07-18-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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This "hotel" is the best hotel in Syria. Located in the center of Damascus, it is a traditional style Ottoman house, with 3 levels.

There are private and dorm rooms, I stayed in a dorm which was like 300 SYP a night (6 dollars US). People werSe chill, pretty much all backpackers from all over the world (not like in Europe where all you see are Aussies and Canadians)... and WARM SHOWERS! This is otherwise an impossibility in the Middle East. Great shower pressure too! That is almost as important!

Cheap, Central Location, Clean, Close to ATMs, and 10 min walk to the Old City... Great Stay in Damascus.
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Tpunk's first recommendation for a middle east hotel. Good job, Jason !

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Nice review. And this is the first time I read your signature. It might be the best in Tpunk history. I love the "get in adventures" part.
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hahaha... thanks mbo. I'm glad there's another pulp fiction fan here =)
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Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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