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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

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?

Hot list

Top 10 countries to visit in 2011

Carnival Sao Paulo

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.

Map of Syria

Travel News

Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

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