Miscellaneous: Below are a couple of books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:
Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick Ball
Monuments of Syria - An Historical Guide, by Ross Burns
Syria - A Selection of Reports, by Carol Miller
Construction of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, by Yasser Tabbaa (Penn State Press). A big hard cover book, way too heavy to pack in your bag, but it provides a scholarly account of medieval architecture in Aleppo for those interested in the details...
Alep, par Jean-Claude David & Gérard Degeorge (Flammarion). In French, a large illustrated coffee table book about the history of the city and its architecture. Again, it is too heavy to pack with you.
Aromas of Aleppo - The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews, by Poopa Dweck (An excellent and comprehensive cookbook of Aleppine recipes. It also provides an interesting account of the history of the city and its Jewish population, along with its traditions).
Les Croisades vues par les Arabes, Amin Maalouf (The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, by Amin Maalouf)
- Historical Travel
Luggage and bags: Handbag
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light Jeans
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Not Necessary
Photo Equipment: Video camera
and a photo camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For swimming don't forget sun creams,oil,
and your swimming stuffs.
Toothbrush "ha ha ha" as a Dentist i can not avoid myself to remind you.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Your sport shoe and a cap if your visit in the summer, and some T.shirts and under wear. and don't forget the comb (girls are so beautiful).
Photo Equipment: Yor camera, You can found stores which sells good quality films.
- Adventure Travel
Luggage and bags: big luggage
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: in winter good jaket
in summer bring some light clothes for hot and don,t forget sunglass and a hat for walking under the sun