Category: Syria, Damascus


Damascus, the City of Sorrow

For the Shiah Muslims, Damascus has a very significant meaning. In this city, the family of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was humiliated, tortured and brutalized. The city has witnessed the sorrow as well as the...


Al Hamidiyah Souq of Damascus

In Old City of Damascus, the markets were closed at about 8 pm but some shops might open until 9 pm, so when I went out out the hotel in the evening, nearby I could not find anything but...


Grand Mosque Umayyad Damascus

“Senora, where are you from?” asked the man in the gate of the mosque. “Indonesia,” I replied while thinking why he greeted me with senora. “Are you Muslim?” he added. “Yes, I am.” “Please...


Red light District of Damascus

As I entered the city and saw the sign “Damascus”, I was so glad. I finally arrived in Damascus. Hurrah! Damascus is the capital of Republic Arab of Syria. It is one of the...

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