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  • Another Reason to Travel: Places Get Destroyed

    Places change, cities are destroyed, countries collapse. Always travel and experience these places while you still can.

  • Exploring The Syria Crisis: Two Years In And No End In Sight

    If tuning in to Al Jazeera or BBC to learn about the crisis in Syria, one would get an image of that: a crisis. The country has fallen into chaos. Syria’s “Arab Spring” that started over two years ago was once filled with optimism and hope, but the outlook today on Syria seems bleak and [...]

  • Food in Syria

    Syrian food takes its influences from Mediterranean cuisine, Turkish influences and Middle Eastern spices.  Many Syrians eat a light breakfast, with a heartier lunch and dinner. If there is a gathering, the host might prepare a mezze or a large plate of appetizers, dips and salads. There is a lot of delicious food in Syria. Some [...]

  • Receiving a Syrian Visa at Border and then Overstaying Experience

    This story comes from a reader named Marc Davies and documents his experience of trying to enter Syria without a pre-arranged visa, being awarded a transit visa at the border, overstaying it, and then exiting the country cleanly. This story shows the great division between official immigration policy and actual policy. Marc’s journey went off [...]

  • Adventures in Syria

    By the time we arrived in Syria, my belly had grown round and my feet had grown slow. I was ready to start traveling slow, but we had plane tickets back to the US in two weeks from Cairo. After leaving Iraq and going back to Eastern Turkey for a couple more weeks, we crossed [...]

  • Flying to Syria without Visa

    Can an American fly to Syria without a visa? Official policy states that an American citizen must receive a Syrian visa in their home country prior to traveling to Syria. Though this is just official policy, and is not always enacted in practice. In actuality, as of the spring of 2009, Americans were able to [...]

  • Photos of Damascus Syria

    Damascus, Syria Travel Photos — The following photos were taken in Damascus, Syria during the spring of 2009. Markets of Damascus, Syria Men and hookahs in Damascus, Syria Animal furs and skins for sale in Damascus, Syria Ice cream and vegetable peelers in Damascus, Syria Travel from Damascus, Syria to Amman, Jordan For more photos [...]

  • More Travel Photos from Syria

    Travel Photos from Syria — These links go to photos from Aleppo and Damascus, Syria. They were taken during the spring of 2009. Architecture in Syria Train in Aleppo Station Syria Train Travel in Syria Damascus Travel Photos Souq in Damascus Syria To view more photos from around the world, go to Vagabond Journey Travel [...]

  • Photos from Syria

    Travel Photos from Syria These photos were taken in the spring of 2009. Syria Travel Photos Street Scenes, Souqs in Aleppo Children in Aleppo, Syria Streets of Aleppo, Syria Souq of Aleppo, Syria More travel photos from Syria

  • Syria Travel Photos

    The following are travel photos from Syria that I took in the spring of 2009. Aleppo Syria Travel Photos Street Scenes, Souqs in Aleppo Children in Aleppo, Syria Streets of Aleppo, Syria Souq of Aleppo, Syria Architecture in Syria Train in Aleppo Station Syria Train Travel in Syria Damascus Travel Photos Souq in Damascus Syria [...]