"Fascinating, fabled city" Top 5 Page for this destination Damascus by TheWanderingCamel
Damascus Travel Guide: 820 reviews and 2,205 photos
truly a place of fable and endless fascination.
This is the city of which it is said that Mohammed turned away for fear of the enchantment that this earthly Paradise would exert over him.
There's not much of that extraordinary beauty left now in this sprawling, crowded city but still it enchants and delights those who take the time to explore its souks and mosques, twisting alleyways and gracious houses, bustling squares and quiet corners.
March 2006 - Damascus update - MrL has recently returned from his most recent visit. He reports there are many more ATMs around the place, as well as several new internet cafes, restaurants in the Old City and even some 24 hour cafes. Modern innovations indeed in one of the oldest cities in the world!
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