Travel Blogs from Aleppo, Syria

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Turkish Delight, Kilis, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... it’s better that we’ve been in touristy areas, I’m not sure we could take this day after day - nice as it is.  But if all I’ve heard is true, this is a mild introduction to what we could experience in Syria.   ...

How do you say 'Merry Christmas' in Arabic?, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

How do you say 'Merry Christmas' in Arabic?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... the right thing to do on Christmas.  Plus, what a perfect place to me.  Reading through Luke, I hear mention of Syria in the Christmas story.  This is the biblical landscape.  Even the everyday dress of some people is the stereotypical ...

Heading South, Kilis, Turkey travel blog

Heading South

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... the 75 km to town before lunch.  Even 2 puncture repairs couldn't’t slow us down.  Crazy road surfacing…I hope Syria’s a might bit better as we’re running out of tubes and patches.  Now we’ll spend a day in ...

Boarder Patrol, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Boarder Patrol

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... a wave, reactions varied from waves in return, smiles, beckons, and in one truck, peels of laughter and cheering! Upon arrival in Aleppo (population 2 million), I hadn’t a clue as to where to go.  I had the name of a hostel and the area of the ...

Another Day, A Different Country, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Another Day, A Different Country

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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Well, we're in luck! Syria (at least Aleppo) is technologically with the times! (The whole computer thing is relatively new here.) Even an English keyboard! Yahoo! We arrived at the bus depot in Antakya just before 9 am; Phyllis and Marty were already ...

Difficult to see though the haze..., Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Difficult to see though the haze...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... meal to date for the price for sure.  We all ate so much many of us became a bit ill! The city of Aleppo is mostly grey: streets, buildings, etc. In need of a splash of color occasionally.  Lots of activity and color in the souk ...

Successfully crossing into Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Successfully crossing into Syria

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... pulling a runner and ducking out of his charges. The good ol' days! Soon I find myself wandering the streets of Aleppo. I get into the souqs, a huge covered market selling everything and anything. It seems like there are hardly any tourists here and life ...

Doin' the Pigeon in Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Doin' the Pigeon in Syria

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , a local who spoke French helped me order, French being one of the old colonial tongues. All in all, I stayed in Aleppo three days, visiting different places each day, though almost always traveling through a souk or a khan full of shopkeepers, souks ...

The Islamic Capital Of Culture.., Aleppo, Syria travel blog

The Islamic Capital Of Culture..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... home about from our perspective I'm afraid. After spending a week or so in a succession of nice and smallish Turkish cities, Aleppo was just another big bustling city built around an ancient citadel and busy souq (bazaar). It's thought that the city ...

Enough of The wake up Calls!!!, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Enough of The wake up Calls!!!

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... love the place so much we are going to come back!). We are now sadly at the end of our stay in Syria, we are in the town of Aleppo getting ready to enter Turkey tomorrow. Last night we sampled fine beer (actually Egyptian Stella... not the nicest of ...

Suck, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Suck

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Aleppo: the Islamic Cultural Capital, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Aleppo: the Islamic Cultural Capital

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Another of those exotic Middle Eastern locations you've heard about in the epics is Syria's northern city, Aleppo. I'd heard good reports from other travellers so it was with some enthusiasm that I headed off from Hama one sunny Monday in another great ...

Food poisoning in the worst way......, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Food poisoning in the worst way......

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... was great bringing us tea and constantly checking on us.  I was really mad because I had really looked forward to exploring Aleppo.  I had also left all my shopping to do here.  I had planned on mailing everything from Lebanon as I didn't ...

Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Syria

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Hi Everyone, I'm in Syria now, in the north in a town called Aleppo. The border crossing from Turkey into Syria was crazy, like a scene out of a movie. The Syrian side was fine, the Turkish side was chaos. Cars and trucks were parked everywhere, and ...

Happily Lost In The Souks Of Aleppo., Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Happily Lost In The Souks Of Aleppo.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... which direction? and he hailed a cab!!. Then the cab driver also did not know where our hotel was, but on the pretext of buying some gum conferred with a shop keeper, all resolved. Footnote: The Ancient City Of Aleppo is UNESCO World Heritage ...

My psychological problem (CONTAINS VIDEO), Aleppo, Syria travel blog

My psychological problem (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... more positive and patient.   No sooner have I made this resolution than we find ourselves wandering down the streets of Aleppo in broad daylight, looking for the souq, or market.  Two teenage boys pass us on the sidewalk.  Nothing ...

transıt, Transıt, Syria travel blog

transıt

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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departed aleppo on ...

Aleppo - Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Aleppo - Syria

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... , we arrived in Syria yesterday morning and luckily they have internet access here at our hostel in Syrias second city of Aleppo. We are only 45kms over the border into Syria from Turkey, but let us tell you its like a whole new world! (The keyboards in ...

Hammams and hurrahs, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Hammams and hurrahs

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... you can be certain that we looked at our next chicken shwarma with different eyes! Passing through the savagery of history, we arrived in Aleppo, Syria's second city and the final stop here for Jon and Louisa, and myself. In a few days, I'd be heading ...

Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Aleppo

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... I could not learn when exactly the monestary was converted into a citadel. My guess is that the Umayyads did it around 8th Century. Aleppo is a city of stone. Even the tall apartments and the Sheraton are made of stone. One of the main reasons why I ...

Aleppo Cont'd, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Aleppo Cont'd

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... of the Sheraton Hotel, and they have not included many of the side streets. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Aleppo! Saw a poster... I don't believe that the citadels of Anatolia can compare with the Citadel of Aleppo. The ones in Istanbul and ...

 was approached by some tourist guide guy ..., Aleppo, Syria travel blog

was approached by some tourist guide guy ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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... me to my hotel. About 4 mins later a wee barefoot boy came to get me. I had imagined a van or something, but not in Syria. It was about a 10 minute dodge thru the town and the souk to get to the hotel which was hidden away behind some stalls selling ...

How Many Camels?!?!, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

How Many Camels?!?!

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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I know, I know... Aleppo still?!? Well actually, yesterday I was planning on hitting the road bright and early but I got another puncture (one of the bowel type). So I ended up spending the day in bed. But, before I got laid low, I must update you on ...

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HOOKAS HANGINGS and a "52PONTIAC

A travel blog entry by ckalenchuk

... . so if you hear of two Canadians locked in a Syrian jail for visa violations it will be us. We travelled to the city of Aleppo that along with Damascus claims to be the oldest occupied city in the world. Everything is old in Syria! We spent a few days ...

In Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

In Syria

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... a viel or only their face showing. Most of the cathedrals were rebuilt after a 19th Century earthquake that killed 60% of Aleppo's population and flattened most buildings. It did seem the churches were less skittish than they were in Istanbul, which would ...

Border crossing, Kilis, Turkey travel blog

Border crossing

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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Everything is Sillier in Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Everything is Sillier in Syria

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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... a bus)and I will be working on getting a good camel price for her. Its great to have some company again. The people in Syria must be the friendliest I have ever met! When you ask a stranger for help they become bonded to you and cannot go until they ...

A Dollar Short in No Man's Land, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

A Dollar Short in No Man's Land

A travel blog entry by bunnyluv1969

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... was noon and I had been travelling for over 12 hours and I was exhausted. I was staring to wonder if I would ever make it to Aleppo.  Finally a bus pulled up and the driver agreed to let me on.  There were 9 people on the bus, a bunch of Syrian ...

Welcome to Syria, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Welcome to Syria

A travel blog entry by bunnyluv1969

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Hey People I spent my first day in Syria and I cannot believe how friendly the people are, especially the kids.  Everywhere I go people are smiling, waving and saying hello and welcome.  They really like tourists and go out of their way to make ...

Bathrooms and Restaurants, Aleppo, Syria travel blog

Bathrooms and Restaurants

A travel blog entry by bunnyluv1969

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Hey People I am sitting in a small kabob café finally filling my stomach with food after not eating all day.  It's not that I didn't want to eat, I have been hungry all day, but I just don't know how to order food in Arabic and did not want to ...

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