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    • about tartus

      Tartus Jan 12, 2016 at 4:24 AM

      I need as much information I could get on Tartus. History, places to visit, safety.

      5 Answers Jan 16, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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      Info on Syria

      Syria Jan 2, 2015 at 10:54 AM

      hi all, what is the best route to fly into Damascus? Also can you get a visa at Damascus airport as most countries have no longer Syrian embassies due the situation there. Any information on anything would be great.

      28 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 4:16 AM
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      If only to visit Damascus?

      Syria Dec 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Would it be unwise to visit even just Damascus at the moment?
      I plan to go Jordan in Feb 2015, and would like to check if I can have a short visit to Damascus.

      7 Answers Dec 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM
    • Is it safe for me?

      Syria Jul 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      I will be going to Syria in about 14 months, is it safe? For an American Muslim?

      10 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 12:16 AM
    • Syrians can travel?

      Syria Jan 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      Are syrians allowed in the airport? if so, do they have the full rights to travel to other countries?

      3 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 9:37 AM
    • get Visa to travel to Greece

      Syria Nov 29, 2013 at 1:22 AM

      hi I'm Syrian and I'm in Syria now . A Greece company send me an email told me that I have an interview with its manger , I don't have Visa to be allowed to travel to Greece , how that company can help me to get that visa ? what should I ask it for ?

      2 Answers Nov 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM
    • Syrian travel.

      Syria Apr 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      I am planning a two week trip to Syria in early June. Looking for reliable guides. If anyone has any contacts they would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.

      7 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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      Public Transport in Majdal Shams - Cabs, Busses or Sheruts?

      Majdal Shams Jan 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

      Hi, all,
      Quick question: how tough is it to get around in Majdal, to and from Mt. Hermon Ski Slope, etc., without one's own car? Are there cabs near the hotels? Public busses or sheruts?

      Thanks in advance!

      All best,
      John F.

    • Latakia Governate phone number(s)

      Latakia Nov 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM

      Dear Forum Members :
      Could anyone please help with any phone number(s) of the Latakia Governate ?
      Many thanks.

      1 Answer Nov 12, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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      Jordan to Syria borders

      Syria Jul 10, 2011 at 4:26 PM

      Was planning for an overland trip with our own cars from Cairo to Istanbul passing by jordan and syria via the old classical overland route, i had noticed that the borders were closed due to the situation in Syria. Anybody have any information about if it is opened or when will it be opened again.
      Appreciate your help.

      9 Answers Aug 22, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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      Syria May 26, 2011 at 5:02 AM

      Do anyone knows about border regimes at that times. Is it possible to enter Syria from Turkey (Kilis-Azaz).

      5 Answers Aug 1, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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      from Adana to Aleppo

      Aleppo Apr 20, 2011 at 12:19 AM

      Are there direct buses from Adana to Aleppo? Can you post a link, please?

      If not, is it better to go from Gaziantep or Antakya? I will need to organize visa on the border.

      One week more to go and I am getting restless here....

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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      Syria Mar 30, 2011 at 8:03 PM

      Now the cruise itinerary has changed and not to go to Syria due to the situation there. They move to some places in Turkey. Please advise any visit on my own doable at Mersin and Iskenderun in Turkey.

      4 Answers Mar 31, 2011 at 6:37 AM
    • Planning a trip to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon

      Syria Mar 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM

      I'm planning a trip for late May to Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. I just wanted to get some advice on a few things.

      1. What should I bring?
      2. What are some must-see/must-do things?
      3. How receptive are the locals to travelers?
      4. Any advice?


      4 Answers Mar 31, 2011 at 1:51 AM
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      Palmyra or Aleppo

      Syria Mar 20, 2011 at 3:57 AM

      The cruise will arrive in Tartous and stay 2 days. We have choice for shore excursion on the same day for Palmyra and Aleppo. Each for a full day tour. I do not know what to choose between Palmyra and Aleppo. I prefer Palmyra from the tour programme read. Do I make a good choice ?

      Another day is Damascas on a full day tour.

      9 Answers Mar 23, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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      Transportation to Damascus from Istanbul

      Syria Mar 18, 2011 at 7:02 AM

      Does anyone know how I can get information about buses/trains from Istanbul to Damascus, Syria? Which bus/train companies? When do the buses/trains leave from Istanbul? How much is the fare? How long is the journey? Many thanks ahead.

      2 Answers Mar 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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      Transportation to Damascus from Istanbul

      Damascus Mar 18, 2011 at 7:01 AM

      Does anyone know how I can get information about buses/trains from Istanbul to Damascus, Syria? Which bus/train companies? When do the buses/trains leave from Istanbul? How much is the fare? How long is the journey? Many thanks ahead.

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      Recomended drivers / guides

      Syria Mar 4, 2011 at 4:17 AM

      Hi all
      we are now down to the final planning and contacts for our trip to Jordan and Syria. about 15 March for 3 weeks
      Have any VTers had contact with good drivers guides or an axceptional company hiring out or touring?
      I see some of the posts in getting around and am trying to follow up on them

      It would be great to get a heads up before we jump on the planes
      Now I know members don't tout but if a member has been doing lots of posts and good stuff in the forum I'd be very welcoming of an email off the forum or a recommend from others here

      thanks heaps
      Don :-)

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2011 at 12:57 AM
    • Current safety in a tour group to Syria?

      Syria Feb 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

      Hi there. I am a South African woman and I signed up to a study tour of Syria and Jordan a while ago. There are 28 of us in the group and we leave on the 28th of March. We will be based in Damascus for about a week of tour, and will have a local guide with us all the time. I see that there have been some protests and various embassies have ominous warnings about terrorists targeting tourist sites. I would appreciate some advice about whether I should still go on the trip, especially from people who live there or have travelled recently. Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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      Tipping in Hammams

      Syria Feb 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      How much should one tip in a hammam? What is the process for tipping? When you're actually in the hammam, your money is elsewhere with all your clothes. Also, do staff expect different tips from locals, vs. tourists?

      (In Istanbul, I didn't understand/plan for tipping at a nice hammam, so I was too embarrassed to go back there later!)

      1 Answer Feb 27, 2011 at 5:49 PM
    • Lebanon Syria Jordan

      Syria Feb 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM

      I am planning to drive(bus or taxi) from Lebanon to Syria and then Jordan late Feb.
      I want to be in each country for a couple of days. I know it is way too short of a trip. But if I was to cover the basic most important sites what would they be?
      Also is it safe to cross borders considering the recent Mideast concerns? (hezbollah in lebanon and protests in Jordan and possibly in Syria etc..?

      4 Answers Feb 5, 2011 at 4:17 AM
    • Share cost of car and driver

      Syria Jan 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM

      Wanting to share the cost of a car and driver to tour the Euphrates in mid to late March for 2-3 days. Anyone interested in splitting the cost?

      3 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 1:42 AM
    • Weather on Mediterranean Coast in December?

      Syria Jan 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      I'm working on a project and I'm making a model of Tartous and wondering what the weather is like during the winter months? I've read about it in a few places, and most of them said that it was typically heavy rain storms and whatnot. But I was hoping to get some more specific details, like the time the sun rises and goes down, temperatures, wind, fog, etc, and hoping to possibly get some pictures or something.


      1 Answer Jan 20, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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      Music in Syria

      Syria Jan 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM

      I would like to listen to live music while I'm in Syria. I like the oud, and am also interested in Christian liturgical music. Here are a few questions:

      Are live oud concerts common in Damascus and Aleppo? What kinds of settings are usual for this kind of music?

      Which Christian liturgies (Greek Orthodox, Syriac Orthodox, Armenian, etc.) use choirs, and which churches in Damascus and Aleppo have the best music (i.e. good choirs and mellifluous priests)?


      2 Answers Jan 22, 2011 at 2:25 AM
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      Visa at the border???

      Syria Jan 15, 2011 at 5:01 AM

      There seems to be a lot of confusion and conflicting information on the web surrounding the issue of Visas on arrival at the Syrian border. I have read that it is officially permitted to obtain a Syrian Visa at the border if your country of residence does not have a Syrian Embassy. There is no embassy in Ireland and so I presumed that I could get one easily at the border - Is this the case? Has anyone first hand experience of obtaining a visa at the border? I know the official line but would like to hear from anyone who has actually obtained the Visa and how much it cost and how long it took to get? Thanks in advance.

      15 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM
    • Travel from Petra to Karak and on to Maraba in one day.

      Syria Jan 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM

      I can get a mini bus out of Petra at mid day to Karack. Does anyone know of anything earlier?

      Guide books give vague suggestions from Karack to Maraba.
      Wanting to spend 2-3 hrs at Karack castle and then get to Maraba in late afternoon/early evening.

      Has anyone got any bus/minbus times that will help me out?

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    • Bosra

      Syria Jan 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM

      Travelliyang to Bosra from Jordan then up to Damascuc in one day.
      Where can I store my backpack so that I don't have to carry it around on the sites? Is there a left luggage facility at the the bus station?

      4 Answers Jan 12, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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      Aleppo-Hama-Apamea-Damascus transportation options

      Syria Jan 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM

      I am planning on visiting the destinations listed in the Post title. Would Hama and Apamea be a day trip out of Aleppo? What kind of transport would be available? Could it be done on local buses/shared minibuses out of Aleppo?

      Or, would it be possible to start in Aleppo, visit the intermediate locations, and end up in Damascus (perhaps spending the night in Hama)?

      What kinds of travel times are involved?


      1 Answer Jan 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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      Beirut & Damascus or Marrakech & Fez

      Damascus Dec 17, 2010 at 7:57 PM

      Any opinions? I've visited Marrakech a few years ago (was in Granda this past fall) and am very interested in going back to Morocco however Beirut and Damascus have gotten under my skin and are very unfamiliar thus alluring. Damascus is said to be the oldest city in the world. Beirut was (possibly still is?) the Paris of the East - and I hear the food in Lebanon is amazing. Beirut and Damascus for me is so far off the map which makes it very attractive while Morocco is a bit more familiar and is an incredible country. Help!

      5 Answers Mar 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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      From Damascus to Kark de Chevaliers Castle

      Damascus Dec 16, 2010 at 1:17 PM

      Hello everyone got a question. How would I be able to get to see this wonderful castle the Krak Des Chevaliers from Damascus ???? Is it possible to do a day trip ??? Do you fly from Damascus or take the train or drive I read it's 280 KM away so I'm thinking that's at least 4 hr to get there and 4 hours back .... If I hired a taxi how much would I be expected to pay ???? Any info would help ... Thanks... jlanza29

      2 Answers Dec 17, 2010 at 6:49 AM