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Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
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Private Tour: Pompeii Rail Tour from Sorrento with Family Tour Option
"Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.At the station catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.After a roughly 30-minute journ leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.As you stroll listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.Walk down the well-preserved streets
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Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Champagne Gourmet Breakfast and Souvenirs
"Travel the winds with this bestseller package. Imagine morning breeze caressing your face while standing in a field in a beautiful valley the first rays of the morning sun through the trees and you standing in front of a giant hot air balloon high in the air! Ready to take you on a journey with the winds you are invited into the balloons basket.You will be instructed to meet the team at the 'take off' location. First of all you will see the city of Nazareth mount. Gilboa the kingdom of Jordan and much more. After the amazing flight you will enjoy the opening ceremony of a traditional bottle of champagne after landing. You will then have a picnic in nature with rich and luxurious breakfast with a unique menu in the landin
From $225.00

More General in Syria

Money, money, money.

The official currency is the Syrian Pound. Notes are widely available in 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 denominations. Coins are available in 5, 10, and 25 denominations. Trying to make change all the...
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Mar 24, 2006

Exchanging money

I discovered that virtually everyone is ready to change your money for you. Reason being is that a person off the street can give you a flat 50 Syrian pounds per dollar...or another flat rate for your...
RblWthACoz
Mar 24, 2006

Have a glassfull of carrot (orange, grape..) juice

This juice stands is the best thing in the middle east, since the round Arabic bread.Don? miss it. You will get a juice from fruit you can see on the stand or difrent mixtures.My favorite is carrot...
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al.ladin
May 09, 2005

Before you go

If you read only one book before you head off for the Middle East, make it this one, William Dalrymple's "From the Holy Mountain". It will take you on a wonderful journey from Turkey to Egypt, via...
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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 17, 2005

Palmyrene dawn

Getting up at dawn, or just before if you can manage it, and walking in the ruins as the days breaks, is a magic thing to do in Palmyra. The stone of the ruins, palest cream in the pre-sunrise light,...
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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 16, 2005

Good bye Idlib

Here I said Good Bye Sergilla!as this building is the last on the way!and we started our way to Bara!we walked this 2kms by feet!it is better than riding to see everything slowly. When you reach this...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004
 
 
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Arcs

Nabil, our tour guide, explained very good how the old construction workers built the Arc!first they put a carcass of wood!then they add sands and water,and finally they gather the stones!No...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004

Sad facts

There are still very poor people here who have no sheltter and they live in the old ancient ruins!they are homeless!in fact they are the grand children of the people who lived in this area long time...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004

About Idlib people

Idlib people are famous in Syria, like Hims people here but less than Hims Idlib people have the bad luck in jokes, as other Syrians say that there are many Pedophiles in Idlib LOL truely and they...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004

Transport

By the way be really careful when you go to idlib from Aleppo in the micro bus which is the best and cheapest way to go there, but I'm telling you in the evening it is really rare to find microbuses...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004

Idlib

Idlib is a small city in Syria head to the north not far from Aleppo, it is famous for its beautiful nature, as rains are good in this region, and also famous for the great ancient ruins of Bara and...
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dr.firas
Sep 27, 2004

The sea and the beach

Summer days can be very hot in Syria. How refreshing isn't it then to take a swim in the Mediterranean!The only beach I visited in Syria is at Cote d'Azur de Cham. The entrance fee is 250 SP and you...
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MalenaN
Sep 03, 2004

The beautiful gate to Palmyra city!

From this gate we entered Salhia ruins and site, and from the same gate we got out, but this great beautiful path was the leading way to famous Palmyra, the ancient famous city of a great once...
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dr.firas
Aug 23, 2004

Not impressive accorded to the book, yeah Malena!

She was again so great with her sense of humor, I mean when I said, Oh there is nothing impressive inside here, *the citadel from the inside*Malena was answering immediately with a foxy smile: this is...
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dr.firas
Aug 23, 2004

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Aleppo

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Baghdad Station Street, PO Box 669, Aleppo, Syria
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Abi Nawas St., Hamah, 111, Syria
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Cote d'Azur St, Lattakia, Syria
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Maysaloun Street, P.O Box 33555, Busra ash Sham, Bosra, Syria
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Safita Cham St., Safita, Syria
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Top Things to Do in Syria

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Christian Quarter

Jedida means new in Arabic so letterly means new quarter, Mainly resindent are Armenians and Maronite who settled in Aleppo some time ago Christians in Aleppo have a good high life stype mostly...
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Omayyad Mosque

The Omayyad Mosque, which I saw it in 2011 when we started our middle east trip was so beautiful. It was built by Abdulmelik bin Merwan who is the fifth calif of umayyad dynasty. ?t is rumoured that...
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Citadel

The heart of attraction in the middle of the city. . A Fortress surrounded by many buildings that stretched widely around it forming like a cobweb. Today it is one of the most impressive historical...
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Souk El-Hamidiyeh

I don't suppose many of us will ever get the chance to wander around Damascus in the near future but if things cool down their it is certainly worth wandering around the souks. I could not resist the...
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The Old City

Built in 1916, this late Ottoman edifice once housed the city hall of Aleppo (Municipality Building). It is one of numerous beautiful late Ottoman-period buildings surrounding the Citadel, constructed...
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National Museum

While Roman and Greek art was highly developed in the realms of figurative sculpture and pottery, some of the best examples of the highly-developed artistic traditions of these two cultures can be...
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"Land of the first Civilizations"
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TheWanderingCamel

"Welcome to Syria"
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"Syria"
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"26 December 2002 - 6 January 2003"
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"Syria through the eyes of an American"
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