Tag Archives: Damascus

Charity Garage Sale

Charity Garage Sale will be held on the 1st and 2nd of March 2008 from 10 AM to 7 PM at the Arabic Cultural Center in Kafarsouseh area – with the sale income donated to Basma(Kids Cancer Support organization) .

Look at this flayer for more info:

Charity Garage Sale Flayer


Kids Cancer Support Walking

Last Friday (15 Feb 2008) Kids Cancer Support Walking 2008 took off in Damascus, Syria.
Kids Cancer Support Walking 2008 in Damascus, Syria

The event was organized by Basma organization and the marketing campaign by U.G.

This walking was arranged to raise the attention and understanding about Kids Cancer, and at the same time try to entertain the Kids.

There were some activities for the Kids like Painting, Painting on the faces, Clowns, lunching balloons, gifts, and some other stuff like small dances 🙂

A few facts I learned about Kids Cancer and some people should know about:

  • Kids Cancer can effect kids from the ages 1 month to 18 years old.

  • It is curable, but costs so much and needs specialized doctors. Unfortunately in Syria there isn’t enough support. There is one Center in Damascus which is lacking financial support and expertise. The available doctors aren’t much specialized in this.

  • Cancer is NOT contagious! I heard stories saying that some parents lock their infected kids from the world!

Basma is an organization which try to help in this. Visit their site to get to know more about this and learn how you can help.

UPDATE: Here is a small Video capture I took from the event when the kids released the Balloons.

Kids Cancer Support WalkingThe best video clips are right here


Christmas – Damascus, Syria

Christmas – Damascus, Syria
Originally uploaded by Hasan Bazerbashi.

This is a part of how Christmas looks in Damascus, Syria.

I walked in “Bab Tuma” area where you can find lot of Christmas decorations there.
It was nice walking in the market there, the weather was nice ~5 C, well maybe not that nice, but I like cold weather =)

I also made a video walking in that area and walking in the old Allies of Old Damascus which I will post it to my Blog.

Maybe it isn’t a great photo, but I think it is enough to give the feel of that place!

Big Santa Clause
Originally uploaded by Hasan Bazerbashi.

While walking in the streets near “Bab Tuma” in Damascus, Syria, I found this huge Santa Clause! … I had some fun poking it :D!

Cya 😉


Old Damascus in 10 minutes

From the author’s Description:

A short movie showing old Damascus in Syria in 10 minutes. See old allies, streets, shops, Omayed Masjed and remember your old times you had in these places. Done by Kamar Nasri.

This is a wonderful short movie about old Damascus done by a young lady (My niece :):)!) that I wanted to share with you. She did this movie on her own for a school project.

I wish if all of this new generation would be more adapted with technology 😛 ….. I think they just need cheaper and faster Internet …

Cya 😉


Damascus MARS !

Probably the title didn’t make any sense, but if you look at the picture below you will see what I mean.

Yesterday after I got out of work I felt something is wrong, because everything looked redish! I looked in the sky and I saw a dark red clouds! …. I thought it is an alien invasion came from Mars 😀 … heh .. but actually it is a mix of sand and clouds … and then it rained mud!

Leave you with the picture. Note that the image is not edited at all! The image shows exactly how the weather was.