Dar Halabia Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aleppo
in the old city the souq, covered market, is something to get lost in.
Today, Friday, is muslim Sunday. So the whole Bazar or Suq how it's called here, is empty.
We visit the Citadell which is impressive, and walk around in the city for the rest of the day.
My birthday begins with looking around for breakfast, which is not easy in Aleppo. Then I move to the new hotel, Hotel Dar Halabia. Then I take a taxi to the airport to catch my two friends Michael and Marko from the airport to the hotel. In the evening we go out for dinner at a very beautiful restaurant in the Djudaide quarter (where the christians live) and celebrate my birthday.
Along with Damascus and Byblos, Aleppo is another place that stakes a claim to the title of the world's oldest continually inhabited city. We'd read in the Lonely Planet that in Aleppo the history feels a lot more immediate than in the other two though, so we were looking forward to seeing how it stacked up against Damascus, a city …
We made our way from Cappadocia Turkey down to Adana (not a good place to get accomodation) arriving at around 10:00pm. The next day we travelled towards the border with Syria. Our goal was to get to Aleppo in Syria before nighfall. Our remaining travel in Turkey was great but when we got to Antayka ( the bordering town with Syria) things got …