I really miss Syria. We used to go there at least once a year. We visited Latakia, Aleppo, Homs and of course Damascus. I love Damascus, it gives the best image of the Orient. It is much more Orient than any city in Lebanon. And its people are incredibly friendly and welcoming. I deeply feel with them, with the thousands of refugees who are fleeing the violence in their home. Many of them are in Lebanon now, I truly hope their horror situation will be over very soon. I will go back with them then, I’m dreaming of Damascus and of a night in this suuuper beautiful hotel: Talisman (here). Here are some photos of a previous trip to Damascus, to beautiful el Sham.
The impressive Old Citadel of Damascus (here). These were architecture students.
Outside Souk el Hamidiyeh market (here) where we bought a beautiful painting.
At a place that I really like: Azem Palace, at the end of the Souk, so romantic (here)!
At the world-famous Umayyad Mosque that used to be a Basilica (here).
I love Arabic calligraphy, so I couldn’t miss “its” museum (here)!