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Damascus City Guide (Syria)

Central Souq

Damascus in a word: Volatile.

Chance of Hooking up: 2 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3.75 / 5
Nightlife: 1.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 2 / 5

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Costs €$£

Beer: $4 average per 330ml bottle.
Bed: $20 for a private room.
Bud: $5 per gram.
Board: $1 or less for a yummy falafel sub.
Budget other: Old town is the perfect place to do some shopping. It’s $20 for the world’s best nargiles. Some ‘discos’ charge $8 a beer.

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Said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Damascus (or sham as it’s know) doesn’t disappoint. The old town is one of most charming places I’ve ever visited, the locals are super friendly, and the atmosphere is great. This city was the highlight of my trip to the Levant. Highly recommended.

The Girls

Damascus born Rima Fakih

Personally, I found Syrian girls to be among the cutest in the region. In general, the standard is ever so slightly better than Lebanon and significantly better than Jordan. As an historical crossroads of the Middle East, there is a decent ethnic mix with 23 million, the cream of which crop up in the capital.

You can get dark and sultry to blonde with green eyes, although the latter is usually reserved for the Armenian population in the country.

Similar to Lebanon, Pear-shaped bodies are the norm-although you wouldn’t notice as Islamic dress is more common here. Hijabs are the norm (I find them so cute), but don’t be fooled. Syria is a conservative country by Western standards, but you can still party, drink on the street, and sex the locals. Most girls remain virgins until marriage, but things are changing.

English is spoken by many, but not all. Most educated girls can manage.

Day game and pipelining are by far your best options for Damascus. Old town is flooded with single ladies walking around. Night time is not great, as couples dominate the scene (that was the case mid-week to Thursday, but I hear it’s the same deal weekends). The best thing to do is to game the girls who have boyfriend’s anyway, and discreetly exchange info. Just be careful.

I heard Aleppo is better for chicks. It’s not easy by any means, but I ‘m convinced the flag can be had, just give yourself a little time.

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Nightlife Recommendations

Damascus nightlife is very sedated, but more fun than Amman. Mid-week the city is pretty dead. Thursday to Saturday are the only nights to party. Unfortunately a lot of places are “couples only,” so it can be frustrating. Old town has the best concentration of nightspots, so I will focus here. Check out Bab Tooma  and Bab Shari streets for a start.

Please note: We were not there for the weekend.

Moustache Irish pub

It’s small, but slick. The beer is cheap, the staff are super friendly and the crowd is cool. It isn’t exactly a pick up place, but it was easily my favourite bar in the old city.


On Bab Shira. There was s serious party in this disco bar on the Thursday we were there. Good tunes and lots of chicas. Only problem – it was all couples. That said, it was a lot of fun.

Another place to check out apparently is Jet-set and Marmar.


My Damascus Experience

Damascus was part of the Siege of the Levant. We went during late Jan. Over 100 were killed in the country while we were there. Read my first post from the country here.

All in all I loved the city. I only wish I had been able to stay for weekend. The two dudes I was with felt the same way. We’d all go back to Syria in a shot (no pun intended). Let’s hope the situation resolves itself.


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12 Responses to Damascus City Guide (Syria)

  1. Nestorius February 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Rima Fakih is Lebanese from Southern Lebanon.

    “You can get dark and sultry to blonde with green eyes, although the latter is usually reserved for the Armenian population in the country.”

    Armenians are mostly with black eyes and hair, although some have blue and green eyes and some red hair. On the other hand, many Alawites have blond hair and blue eyes.

    • Naughty Nomad February 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      @Nestorious: Dam, she was so hot.

  2. misterstir February 17, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Thats right BIatches i’M BACK. JK JK.. can you give more detail on how to game girls there and the level of difficulty in gaming?

  3. Nestorius February 19, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Of course she’s hot. She’s Shiite, and Shiite chicks are usually the hottest and horniest. Come this summer and you will see.

  4. daym October 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    ur thinkin persians that turned atheist
    so the quality of women are ok (but hairy since there middle eastern)
    an hookin up isnt easy…then agian why bang poor conservative countrys
    the girls you bang there chances are sluts an could catch somthin
    may as well hit latin america

  5. cockmaster October 30, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    ur overratin middle eastern girls saw ur interview with roosh….u got a fetish for em dont ya 😛

  6. Peter Kafa March 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Damascus was a beautiful city. Now it is torn by war. I hope it will get better soon. This Civil war is terrible!

  7. Syrian Civil War April 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks for the guide. I will visit damas when the ware is over. Hopefully soon.

  8. Mickey Singh October 12, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    is it still safe?

    • Mark Zolo October 12, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      I’d say the capital is.


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