I am visiting Ariel and with all the beeping cars( why do they do that?) and hustle & bustle and dust ,Damascus is a beautiful city.Even with a few children holding out their hands,I love the children,they are sweet and well mannered and speak English very well. Anastasia and SnoWhite would love it here.
I absolutely love Ariel's house, for anybody who has seen the film with Kate Winslet 'Hideous Kinky', the house is very similar to the one lived in by Kate and her children.
There is a central open courtyard with an overlooking balconey and a roofed living room/sitting area
We walked through the Souk but it was not very successful as Beauty did not enjoy walking, next time Beauty will go in her buggy.It was a very similar place to the indoor market that we visited in Turkey but here are a lot more shops.
And I also have the beginnings of a chest infection which I think that I caught from the guy sitting behind us on the plane who spluttered his way through the entire journey.