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  • 1. citadel

    Aleppo's citadel Actually U can find a lot of interesting monuments in this city. You will really see so ancient things wich will amaze you. And there is a christian citadel near the city.. Food is...

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  • 2. Recommended Reading

    Below are a couple of books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick BallMonuments of Syria - An...

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  • 3. Wasta

    Wasta is a word often heard in Syria. It is Arabic and translates as something like authority, influence, political (or other) power, connections, or a...

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  • 4. Bab al-Faraj clocktower

    This Baroque-styled clocktower is the main landmark in the more modern Bab al-Faraj area of the city. All lighted up, it makes for great photo opportunities at...

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  • 5. You are here.....

    Built by the city's Ottoman governor in the 19th century,tThe rather incongruous clock tower in Aleppo is, nevertheless, is a good reference point in the city,...

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  • 6. A solid and reliable guide in Allepo

    I can recommend a good guide/problem solver/ taxi driver, in Allepo. His name is Kalil, and you can reach him at0933453583.Some of these guys are shady, some...

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  • 7. Khans

    The khans are ancient travellers' inns, flanking the main thoroughfare through the souq. They are usually 2 stories and surround a central courtyard. Once,...

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  • 8. Al-Jdeida

    Al-Jdeida, the Christian quarter of Aleppo, is the nicest area to go to in the evening. It is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways. This is where you can find...

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  • 9. Study Arabic for non Arabian

    Aleppo university now make courses for teaching Arabic for non arab people and it,s take 2 month per course , 8 hours per week and it,s cost 80-100$ and they...

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  • 10. Getting To A Local's House...

    Getting invited to a local's house is the best memory I had in Aleppo !This is the kind of hospitality which is not always come by so I took the chance even...

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  • 11. Look up 2

    Whichever way you look, the skyline of Aleppo is speared with minarets. They come in all shapes and sizes, tall, slender witch-hatted Turkish-style ones,...

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  • 12. Look up 1.

    As you walk around the city, take time to look up at the buildings around you. Intricate woodwork on latticed Ottoman balconies, even when it is a poor state of...

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  • 13. Swimming pools

    One afternoon in Aleppo Firas, Leen and I went for a swim in one of the many swimming pools in city. The first two we went to were only open for men that day....

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  • 14. The Clock Tower

    The clock tower stands by Sharia al-Faraj where it meets Sharia al-Maari. The first time I visited Aleppo I stayed at a hotel close by, and thought the clock...

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  • 15. Jail

    The prison was called "habas al dam" which means the person of blood, a prisoner was put down in a deep dark hole with almost no drinks and food, so he was...

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  • 16. Farm House

    It's our Fresh air place!None polluted...Personal...And were a Syrian family can really have nice times!All our Guests are invited to our Farmhouse!This is the...

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  • 17. Friendly people

    Syrian people are very friendly. Unlike other arab and Maghreb countries, there are no touts, no sale pressure, no insistence, no continuous requests of...

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  • 18. The Umayyad mosque

    This is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. Fortunately, non moslims are allowed to visit and it's really worth it. I went back three times...

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  • 19. The souk

    The covered souk of Aleppo is wonderful. It covers a large area and it is one of the biggest and more active in all the islamic world. You can find any sort of...

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  • 20. the new town: al-jdeida

    Al-Jdeida means "the new ", in the sense that this part of town was built anew during the early ottoman period. Originally it was the home of many Armenian...

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  • 21. the new town (al-aziziah)

    Al-aziziah, the chic(ish) area of Aleppo - which I found interesting just because it's so different from the old town: roads are broader here, there are parks...

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  • 22. the old town

    Aleppo, and especially the old town, is like entering another dimension - or better like a step back in time: just close your eyes and it's easy to be...

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  • 23. History:-Historically, Syria...

    History:-Historically, Syria included Jordan, Israel and Lebanon as well as the area now known as Syria. The country was in a top strategic spot, and its...

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  • 24. go to church!in...

    go to church!in aleppo,churches are full with young people;picture:the central square of alep I went into a church just to see how it was,and what a...

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  • 25. Aleppo is a very old city and...

    Aleppo is a very old city and a major trade center for the Levant since times before the Romans. This city is Syria’s second largest. Here you can go shopping...

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