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Private Excursion to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
"Departure in the morning by private and comfortable car for a tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius with an English speaking driver. The city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and forgotten for hundreds of years under layer of as this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. It is a journey in to the past. You will discover through a walk among the excavations the moments that preceded the tragic explosion. You can experience the life in ancient times public and above all private. The most surprising aspect is in fact the high number of homes and villas in which the bottles glassware furnishings
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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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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
"Heading out of Santa Fe and taking the High Road to Taos the first stop is in the village of Chimayo. After a series of supernatural events word began to spread about the mysterious occurrences there and before long a small church was built where the crucifix was originally found. From that time until now miraculous healings have been reported by countless visitors to that little church and the magical little town by the Santa Cruz River known as Chimayo (chee-my-oh). Now known as the ""Lourdes of the Southwest""
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Hard to Attack

Favorite thing With it's superb located zone,the strength of Archers,warriors,knights and many tricky stuffs like the Aqueduct which was surrounding the entire Citadel,and the right placed Main door in a 90 degree corner to make a penetration very difficult,boiling oil,secret ways under ground.....

Fondest memory Check out this picture, here you enter like me and you can not use the wood cylinder to attack a door in the right!
Beautiful minds and excellent defense idea!

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Nov 13, 2003

The Star

Favorite thing In the ceiling there are holes to make the Eyobian star which is the symbol of that empire, the magic thing which every tourist must try is the experiment:
Take your sunglasses on your hands and put it vertical to face the light of the star up it, and look to the reflection on your sunglasses, it is real rainbow beautiful star.

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Nov 12, 2003

Citadel

Favorite thing The Great ancient Citadel of Aleppo
a wonderful place to visit ,which every Aleppian Citizen is very proud of.
Aleppo Citadel is placed over a hill in the center of the city.In the begging the whole city was inside the citadel ,like the Red Square in Moscow...
But Aleppo is thousands Years much ancient!!

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Nov 12, 2003

The second part of that Gate

Favorite thing The second one is crying, which symbolize the losing
If you want my advice how to know which one is laughing and which one is crying just look to their eyes and the difference between the grimaces of their 2 faces.
Such a thing will give any penetrate soldier a fear feeling before entering this door, as they could lose and cry like the other left Lion or they can win and smiles, but this dilemma will always leave a paradox mixed feelings of fear and doubt.

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Now you are in!

Favorite thing Entering the old market and trade centre:
Once you pass the Lions gate
You’ll find yourself in the road of the city which was once existing in the citadel, the road is leading you up to the rest sections, but if you look left the baths and public slaves and citizens houses are suppose to be, nowadays you’ll find only the ruins and clues of its existence one day.

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Panorama

Favorite thing From the top of the Citadel near the big Mosque you can watch the whole city of Aleppo changing your direction all around the citadel, but I advice you if it is possible to climb the tower of the Mosque, from there you will be happy watching the city like an Eagle :-)

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Lovely Fountain

Favorite thing A Lovely Fountain is placed in the middle of the Royal throne hall, today in every Arabian house in Aleppo and Damascus there is a fountain in the middle, People likes to have a rest and relax near it and watching the lovely water from it near the green views and smoking water pipe Argileh

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History

Favorite thing Then in about 20 B.C Roman Civilization occupied the Fortress and built the almost Fundament Carcass of the today Citadel.then the Byzantine Captured the city and took the Citadel as a great strategic Zone...after that in the 12 Century Arabian Aioubian Civilization by the rule of the King Salah-Din took the citadel and improved it to it's today view...they extended the zones ,rebuilt many other sections ,built Mosques, Defense Towers..and many other important constructions...

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"Aleppo is the place to be!!!"
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"Aleppo - حلب"
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"Aleppo - the Oldest City in the World"
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"Syria's second city - unique and wonderful."
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The Bridge

Favorite thing The bridge is the great part which has been added in the Eyobian period to complete the defense structure and update he citadel with more shields and fortify qualities
it has been made to give the Citadel more bonus and even to make it very beautiful medieval one.

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View from the Citadel

Favorite thing The citadel is a really high point to have a circle view covering all the directions of the city of Aleppo!
Also it is the centre of Aleppo old city, which make it in the centre of the old and new modern parts too, you will enjoy looking to a panorama from the citadel

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The Lions Gate

Favorite thing The Lions gate:
Once you get in the first second shield in the citadel is the Lions door, by looking superficial you’ll hardly make a difference between the 2 lions, but by looking more profoundly you will notice that one of the Lions in your right hand is Laughing, which symbolize the victory.

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Ruins

Favorite thing How could you enter such a place with no sign of ruins or so, the Aleppo citadel is no exception, mostly you can find in the city zone in the west side of the Citadel,
also till today the Archeologists are digging deeper to find treasures of 6000 years ago!

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Things to Do Near Aleppo

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Madrassa Halawiyya

As Crusaders forces ruthlessly pillaged the Aleppine countryside in the 12th century AD, the ruler of Aleppo converted the ancient Great Cathedral of Saint Helena into a mosque as a means of passive...
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Saint Simon Citadel

Saint Simeon Citadel: It’s a great place to visit The Saint Simeon was a Byzantine Church And the center of the church there’s a big great stone where wise Simeon decided to pass his life upon...
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The Old City

The Mahmandar Mosque was built in 1303 by Hassan ibn Blaban ibn al-Mahmandar, who gave the mosque its name. Its unique feature is the beautifully carved minaret, which exhibits central Asian...
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Khan Al Gumruk

The largest of Aleppo's khans, Khan al-Gumruk (or al-Joumruk), was built in 1574 by the Ottoman governor, Hanzade Mehmet Ibrahim Pasha, in the heart of the covered Aleppo souk. It housed banks, as...
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