Syria

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2010 - Travel - 328 pages
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This second edition of Bradt's Syria is the clear market frontrunner, offering more detailed first-hand information on sites, cultural, historical and social background, accommodation and restaurants than any other guidebook. In addition to the country's impressive historical sites, such as the Roman caravan city of Palmyra and the Crusader castle of Crac des Chevaliers, it incorporates walking and trekking areas, wildlife and other environmental issues, while amusing snippets from literature, local anecdotes and sayings help to stimulate a genuine interest and understanding of Syria's people and the land in which they live.

 

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Contents

Background Information
3
Practical Information
27
Damascus
65
Christian Villages of the Qalamoun Mountains
123
Homs Hama and the Southern Forgotten Cities
135
Aleppo
165
Aleppo to the Coast
191
The Syrian Coast
207
The Hawran and the Jebel Druze
237
Palmyra and the Desert
255
The Euphrates and the Desert
279
Language
301
Glossary
306
Further Information
309
Index
321
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About the author (2010)

Diana Darke is a fluent Arabic speaker and has specialized in the Middle East for over 25 years. The owner of an old courtyard house within the walls of Old Damascus, she is well known as a Syria expert.

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