Shahba El Sham

Address: Aleppo, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aleppo

Glorious but Embattled Syria

A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 01, 2012

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... Assad and his minions must bear the principal responsibiltiy. My impression has been that Assad is a weakling, and is under the influence of more sinister forces behind the scenes, especially encouraged by Iran and Russia. But there are thugs and religious zealots on the rebel side as well, and there appears to be little hope for a unified alternative government to establish itself in the near future. All very ...

Our Experiences On The Road To Damascus Oct 2007

A travel blog entry by chrisandjanet on Aug 09, 2011

... are camping in the car park of a hotel overlooking the ruins, so yet again have a fantastic view from our Funduq on wheels (Hotel in Arabic). Once again genuine artefacts are to be found just by looking down, and since one of ...

A bit of man talk when buying a scarf!!

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld on Mar 18, 2011

1 comment, 14 photos

After a short bus ride from Hama, we arried in the city of far as we can tell its the twin of Damascus.......equally impressive mosque, souqs to keep you entertained for weeks, food to die for (again) and, unlike the capital, an imposing citadel from which you can gaze out over the incredibly dense city.

We continue to be overjoyed by our travels in Syria, everybody seems to be looking out for us and willing to help in ...

I'm in!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Oct 29, 2010

... Anyway, that is when we are also finally told the visa fees, for a basic 15 day single entry visa it was $24 for the Japanese, $56 for Canadians and about $30 for the Korean. Then it was off to the customs bank to pay...most of us had only Euros so had to exchange them at a pretty ****** rate. Then we gave the receipts and passports back to the bus assistant and he went back to see the customs officials to get ...


A travel blog entry by sadik.deger on Oct 04, 2010

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... this period and became a mosque in 1124 (it still stands within the citadel).

Aleppo was pillaged and burned by the Persian Sasanian king Khosrow I in AD 540 and in 637 the city was conquered by the Arabs, under whom it reverted to its old name, Halab. In the 10th century a resurgent Byzantine Empire briefly regained control from 974 to 987.

The city was twice besieged by Crusaders, in 1098 and in 1124, but was not conquered. It came under the control of Saladin ...

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