Aleppo Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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  • 1. mosques

    Muslims are very welcoming to foreigners wishing to see their mosques - but some tourists are cring-making when they gawk and take photos right under the noses of people praying - it is so rude! If...

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  • 2. Visa info

    Information on the visa) visa)First - General instructions for tourists visiting the country Syrian:Must be on the incoming Arab and foreign to be in possession...

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  • 3. Traffic at day and night

    In Aleppo It is normal to hear car and taxi drivers use the car horn to push the other drivers in front to move further,even there is no traffic,So my tip is to...

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  • 4. Drinking tea and coffee

    Is very common to drink tea coffee public places,Syria is not like Europe you can just call your friends and say lets meet for a pint..when you visit a local...

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  • 5. Smoke argila (shisha)waterpipe

    In Syria smoking Argila is very common in daily life,there are many places and cafes that serve Argila s well.do not be surpised to see women in the cafes that...

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  • 6. Men holding hands are they gay?

    Seeing 2 men holding hand in public Europe will indicate that they are gay couple, but that is not the case in Syria or in Midde-east in general. Men in Syria...

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  • 7. Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug

    Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug use?Drug use is strictly prohibited in Syria, and carries very stiff penalties for usage or possession, and...

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  • 8. Mud houses Beehive houses

    Interesting scientific missions Brief mud houses of Aleppo and its quest to add to the list of heritageMay not occur to one that there is still mud houses in...

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  • 9. Internet and Netcafes

    InternetSyrians has easy and cheap internet access. Internet is very common around the cities at internet cafes. since the Syrian upraising and crisis that...

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  • 10. Taxes in Syria

    Listed below is a detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as measures...

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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Mate (mati)

    Mate in Arabic (mati)is south American drink but very popular drink in Syria,Is drunk with Massasa (strow )and hot water.Those who share the mate join in a kind...

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  • 13. Some Syrian Mezze (starters ) or for breakfast

    MAGDOUSIngredientsEggplantsSweet red pepper pasteCrushed walnutsOlive oilSaltSliced garlic (optional)The stuffingMix together the sweet red pepper paste with...

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  • 14. Mosques call to prayer

    Syria is a Muslim country and therefore aleppo has many mosques. religious Muslims must pray 5 times a day (called the salaah).The imam of the mosque called the...

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  • 15. Syrian Tradtional dished and sweets

    Baba ghanouj - char-grilled aubergine (eggplant), tahina, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic puree—served as a dip. Fattoush - 'peasant' salad of toasted pita...

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  • 16. Arak

    Arak عرق is the traditional drink in Syria.~50%-63% Alc. Vol./~100-126 proofThe taste of Arak is very close to the taste of RakiArak is a...

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  • 17. Arak

    Arak عرق is the traditional drink in Syria.~50%-63% Alc. Vol./~100-126 proofThe taste of Arak is very close to the taste of RakiArak is a...

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  • 18. Multiculturisim

    Worth to mention that Aleppo is a multicultural city from Kurds to Armenians to Jews to Assyrians to Turkemans to Russians etc.in Al Ashrafiya and Sheick maqsod...

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  • 19. No stops for minibuses(van)

    Be aware that there no stops for minibus (van) except the main or satrt point,you can stop it by rasing your hand,or giving a sign that you want to stop it and...

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  • 20. Bargaining or haggling

    Be aware that haggling down the price of any thing you buy,The seller,vendor mostly raise the price because the vendor knows very well the buyer will try to...

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  • 21. Language Time

    Bear in mind that in Syria They speak Arabic.They have different letters They write and read from right to left,Here are some handy phrases and words...

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  • 22. Tipping

    A tip for the waitress or taxidriver?In Afrin or Aleppo it is up to you to give tips to the waitress in a restaurant (if he/she was friendly and helpfull and...

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  • 23. Stone Architecture of Aleppo

    The city of Aleppo is built entirely from stone. Its millennia old tradition of using stone in construction has continued to this day even in the new city. The...

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  • 24. Cars of Aleppo

    Much like Damascus, the streets of Aleppo are filled with classic cars that are in excellent condition. It is unclear whether these cars are a fashion...

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  • 25. Sahlab Vendors

    Around the old city of Aleppo, there are numerous Sahlab vendors. Sahlab is a sweet cinnamon-flavoured thick milk-based hot drink (see photo). It is highly...

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