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Arrival in Damascus

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A Turkish flight served us to escape from Barcelona and enjoy three weeks for Middle East: Syria, Jordan, the Sinai Peninsula and Israel were the places chosen this time. The flight made a stopover in Istanbul and despite the delay, the journey was not heavy thanks to my sleeping skills in any means of transport and the quality of the food offered to us during both flights.


Outside the airport there are two ATMs and a gearbox. At that time they traded euros for 67.5 Syrian pounds.

The ticket for the taxi is purchased at an office of the same airport. They have a standard price of 1,500 pounds, it is not cheap and you may find luck walking around the airport. We arrived at 2 in the morning and there was the oven for buns.

Outside the taxi drivers take your ticket and get you in the taxi. We were strained with a van where they tried to get more people who had probably paid the same or a few pounds to take advantage of the trip. It was certainly a cheerful welcome to the world of travel again.

We arrive at Ghazal hostel at three in the morning. It is located in the western part of the medina. There are almost no hostels or hotels inside the medina. Most are found in Saroja and surroundings. We had booked a triple for that night and it turned out that it was already occupied; quite the opposite of what they had told us on the phone that same afternoon. With little desire to discuss, we entered the bedroom and there was no time for more. Instead of going to sleep with bad milk, we made him happy and eager to know the secrets of Damascus the next day.

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