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Syria : the Bradt travel guide

Author: Diana Darke
Publisher: Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks, England : Bradt Travel Guides ; Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Syria Travel Guide - Travel advice and expert tips featuring Damascus highlights, restaurants and accommodation, safety and visas, ancient history and UNESCO sites. This guide also includes practical  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Darke
ISBN: 9781841623146 1841623148
OCLC Number: 1020231421
Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Judicial system, Economy, People, Arabic language, Religion, Education, Arabic culture and literature Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Tourist information, Red tape, Foreign missions and associations in Damascus, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Facilities for specific travellers, What to take, Electricity, Weights and measures, Time, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public Holidays and festivals, Shopping and bargaining, Arts and entertainment, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Dascus Setting, Orientation from Jebel Qassioun, Historical overview, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 4 Christian villages of the Qalamoun Mountains Historical background, Seydnaya, Ma'loula, Mar Mousa Monastery, Qara Chapter 5 Homs, Hama and the Southern Forgotten Cities Getting there, Homs, Hama old city and waterwheels, From Hama towards Aleppo, The Forgotten Cities Chapter 6 Aleppo Setting and history, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist office, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursion to Qal'at Najm Chapter 7 Aleppo to the Coast Excursions northwest from Aleppo, Excursions west of Aleppo Chapter 8 The Syrian Coast Lattakia, Syria's Cote d'Azur, Ugarit, North to Ras Al-Basit, South along the coast Chapter 9 The Hawran and the Jebel Druze Quneitra (the Golan Heights), Bosra, Ezraa, Suweida, Salkhad, Mushannaf, Qanawat, Sia, Shahba, Shaqqa Chapter 10 Palmyra and the Desert History, Getting there and away, Planning, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, NIghtlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 11 The Euphrates and the Desert Getting there and away, Following the river, Across the desert, Bedouin culture Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Further Information Index
Other Titles: Bradt Syria
Responsibility: Diana Darke.


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