Syria Travel Warning

Syria Travel Warning

ON THE GO Traveling by plane Syrian Arab Airlines (RB) connects Aleppo, Palmyra, Deir-ez-Zor, Al-Qamishlye and Lattakia. Domestic flights are quite cheap. On the way by car / bus The road network covers around 25,900 km, of which 22,500 km are paved. Some roads are impassable during the rainy season. The most important road leads from Aleppo to Damascus and Dar’a (north-south axis). Bus: Regular buses from Damascus and Aleppo…

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Syria Everyday Life

Syria Children

Where are people fleeing to? More than five million Syrians have fled abroad and half of them are children. Many have to go a long way and often on foot. Some still have their parents, some flee alone and some with their siblings. Often times they saw terrible things. They often find it difficult to sleep and are very scared. Most of the refugees flee to neighboring countries such as…

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Syria Arts and Literature

Syria Arts and Literature

Literature After early attempts at authoring from the end of the 19th century, the fictional prose first became an accepted art form in the 1930’s. Key year is 1937, when the first mature Syrian novel, “The Greed” (not in Swedish translation) by Shakib al-Jabiri was published, and in 1944, when the short story collection, “A wound of history” (not in Swedish translation) by Fuad ash-Shaib was published. The literary direction…

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Syria Sightseeing Places

Syria Landmarks

Best time to go to Syria The best time of year to travel to Syria is spring (March to May), when the weather is mild and the wild flowers are in bloom. In Damascus, the winter rains washed the dust out of the air and swelled rivers, so that the wooden norias (water wheels) in Hama turn under fresh, clean water. The autumn (September to November)is the second best choice…

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