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Aleppo citadel

Aleppo: ancient sights and Arabian nights

Destination: Syria

The Syrian city of Aleppo makes a sensational destination for a short break, with an incredible souk to barter in, impressive citadels and castles to explore, and some great hotels and restaurants

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Coppersmiths at work, Aleppo souk, Syria

Hitting the souks in Syria

Destination: Aleppo

Stretching over 40 kilometres, the Aleppo souk in Syria is one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here's how to find the best buys...

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The real Syria

Destination: Damascus

Friendly people, great food, some of the most uncrowded and beautiful sites of antiquity... all this and more awaits anyone who ventures east to Syria

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