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Traveller

Syria

Frequent Flyer: Paul Bangay

Jane Reddy I am not big on resorts, preferring to stay in small boutique hotels and avoiding anything tropical.

A love letter to the old Syria

Maya

Daisy Dumas In a corner of the old city of Damascus, along the street called Straight and beyond the Bab Sharki's backgammon set hawkers, lies a convent.

Middle East

Bored truck driver becomes 'war tourist' in Syria

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto holds his cameras in front of damaged buses in Aleppo's old city in Syria.

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto puts his life on the line during his holidays.

Syria

All in the delivery

Sitting comfortably ... locals wait for the storyteller to arrive

Stephanie Clifford-Smith joins regulars at a Damascus cafe to hear the master of a dying tradition.

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A taste of Syria

Unspecified

The many flavours and sights of Damascus.

Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

Tripologist

Which road to Damascus?

Tripologist I would like to go to Damascus for four to five days to join a small group tour. Can you recommend local hotels and tours?

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Map of Syria

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Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

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