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About Aleppo

Aleppo budget travel is ideal for those wanting to explore one of Syria's ancient and fascinating cities, with many attractions and activities on offer in the Middle Eastern hot-spot.

Aleppo Budget Travel

Below is a list of Aleppo's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Aleppo City Tour

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Airports

Aleppo airports include:
•Aleppo Nejrab International Airport
•Damascus International Airport

Conservation

With population expansion and an ongoing influx of people from rural areas and neighbouring countries, Aleppo conservation has become an increasing issue. Urbanisation and the growing demand for fresh produce and grazing land have had an impact on natural ecosystems. Plant and animal extinction and hunting are prevalent. Sometimes the hides and pelts of wild animals end up in tourist areas to be sold by hopeful sales people hoping to make a grand profit.

Culture

Aleppo culture includes the following aspects:
•Islamic Culture prevalent and influential on most aspects of daily life
•Hospitality is a characteristic feature of the people
•Music and arts are also popular in culture
•Food and drink plays a key role, with many sidewalk cafes to be found

Health

Aleppo health info for travellers includes the following:
•The most common health risk is travellers tummy from rich foods or tap water
•Health facilities are advanced in the major cities in Syria, but not in rural areas
•Pack a basic first aid kit with medication for upset stomachs, nausea and other minor ailments
•Check with your doctor about any health risks or disease outbreaks that may have occurred recently before leaving for your trip

Languages

Aleppo languages include the following: • Arabic • French • English • Kurdish

Malaria

While malaria in Aleppo is not a risk, there may be a malaria risk within Asia in general. Travellers who are visiting malaria-risk countries before or after travelling to Malaria should consider malaria medication.

Money

Aleppo money and banking info is as follows:
•There are no banks or facilities in Aleppo itself, but there are facilities in nearby towns and cities
•Credit cards are usually accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops
•Traveller's cheques are not widely accepted and may not be exchanged even in banks

People

Aleppo people include the following groups: • Syrians • Kurds • Armenians • Turks • Circassians • Assyrians

Phrase

Aleppo local phrases include the following:
•Hello: Marhaba
•Good morning: S-bahh Al-khair
•Good evening: Masa Al-khair
•Please: Men-fadllaak (m)
•Please: Men-fadllake (f)
•How much: Gha-daish?

Plants

Aleppo plants include farmlands were Olive trees and Pistachio trees grow. Other than this fertile area, the hot and arid climate allows for semi-desert vegetation to survive. Aleppo is in close proximity to the Syrian desert.

Religion

Aleppo religion includes the following:
•Sunni Muslim
•Christian (Orthodox and Catholic)
•Jewish

Safety Tips

Aleppo safety tips include:
•Secure your passport at your place of accommodation
•Carry passport and visa copies with you at all times
•Be aware of possible pick-pocketing in crowded areas
•Go out in groups , or pairs, particularly if you're female
•Refrain from participating in conversation of a political or religious nature
•Take plenty of pictures but be mindful of photographing state buildings and military units

Transport

Aleppo local transport includes:
•Bus
•Car
•Train
•Taxi

Travel Books

Aleppo recommended travel books include the following: • Lonely Planet Syria by Andrew Humphreys and Damien Simonis • Syria: A Historical And Architectural Guide by Warwick Ball • Syria: Bradt Travel Guide by Diana Darke • The Road from Damascus: A Journey Through Syria by Scott C. Davis • Culture Shock! Syria: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Coleman South

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Aleppo: • Spare batteries for torches and camera • Guide books and Arabic phrase books • Thick socks for hiking boots • First aid kit for travel purposes • Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Aleppo: • Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses • Bathing suit and towels • Headscarves for women, plus long skirts and t-shirts that cover shoulders • Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals • Casual and smarter clothes for various activities • Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film • Binoculars for bird spotting • Guide book and phrase book • Basic first aid kit

When To Go

When to go to Aleppo:
•The best time to visit Aleppo is in the Spring and Autumn when temperatures are mild
•Summers are extremely hot and dry

 

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