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  • Citadel

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    The doorway into the Citadel at the top of the ramped bridge is located on the right hand side. It was deliberately placed on the side in order to prevent attackers from forcing their way into the citadel. Above the doors are the most interesting intertwined snake carvings along with Arabic inscriptions. Past the doors is a zigzag of corridors with...

  • Sheraton Aleppo Hotel

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    Try a breakfast in the Sheraton, all you wish to eat and more... And if you love ancient times,...

  • dragon great wall

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    In 2008 August my husband,my daughter and myself with the help of 2 local police officers searched for the dragon Great Wall Tes.Sadly we found it butwas a shut down Indian rest. So we finally got Ikebana in Sherato Hotel .The chef is Malaysian.Its a Japanese / Asian rest. Really delicious.The chef is great and very knid and friendly.Definitely NOt...



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    `Afrin Tourist Traps

    When is the best time to visit Syria?- The best time to visit Syria is spring or autumn, as the temperature is in the mild mid 20s. Winter is too cold and Summer is probably too hot for all but the most hardy traveler, add to that frequent electricity and water shortages during the hot summer months.

  • Internet and Netcafes

    `Afrin Local Customs

    InternetSyrians has easy and cheap internet access. Internet is very common around the cities at internet cafes. since the Syrian upraising and crisis that started january 2011 most of Facebook and YouTube have been blocked and monitored but there are still some websites unblocked. The cafes are very friendly but in order to avoid being price...

  • Mate (mati) drink

    `Afrin Local Customs

    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 of bond of total acceptance and friendship.some of the benefits of drinking yerba mate tea.1. Rich in AntioxidantsYerba mate tea is very high in antioxidants; it's got about 90% more...


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  • Church of St Simeon

    Qal`at as Sim`an Things to Do

    The Church of St. Simeon (or Qala Siman as it is known to the Syrians) is about 1 hour out of Aleppo. It is the site of where St. Simeon chose to lead the religious life alone as a hermit monk. But instead of living in a cave, St. Simeon lived on top of a pillar 12-18 meters high. He used to preach atop this pillar. After his death, the church was...

  • Mushabbak Church

    Qal`at as Sim`an Off The Beaten Path

    One of the best-preserved churches in the 'dead cities' of northwestern Syria, al-Mushabbak is located about halfway between Aleppo and Saint Simeon. The church dates from the late 5th century AD and was built to provide an initial stop along the important pilgrimage route to Saint Simeon. As a result, the best craftsmen and architects were...

  • Selling Flowers in Springtime

    Qal`at as Sim`an Local Customs

    A young local boy, with brown hair and blue-grey eyes, was attempting to sell wild flowers to the tourists to make a living. He was rather timid, but quite friendly, so I gave him a tip in exchange for this photo, instead of buying a flower.


Dar Ta`izzah

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  • Origins of Omayyad Mosque Architecture

    Dar Ta`izzah Things to Do

    When the Omayyad Mosque of Damascus was built in the early 8th century, the best architects and craftsmen of the displaced Eastern Roman Empire (i.e. Byzantine) were employed for the monumental construction. They utilised techniques developed in church construction and building materials from the Church of Saint John the Baptist to construct an...

  • Mushabbak Church - The Nave

    Dar Ta`izzah Things to Do

    The interior of Mushabbak Church is in an incredible state of preservation. The church has a triple nave separated by high arches that are supported by Doric, Corinthian and Ionic columns. The western end of the church, seen in the attached photograph, has several arched windows that one could easily imagine with stained glass. Just add a ceiling...

  • Daret Azzeh

    Dar Ta`izzah Things to Do

    The town of Daret Azzeh is located about 5 minutes away from Mushabbak Church. While not a glamour spot, Daret Azzeh is a good place for a break when visiting some of the desolate 'dead cities' of this part of Syria. The attached photo is of Daret Azzeh as seen from the road.


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