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Damascus

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

Syria

All in the delivery

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

Syria

Souk and you will find

Fine delights ... baked sweets at a market Damascus.

Stephanie Clifford-Smith lets her taste buds lead the way through the bustling markets of Syria.

Syria

Road to Damascus

Ummayad Mosque, Damascus

Sean Mooney is converted in the crowded souqs and gilded mosques of the world's oldest city.

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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?

Map of Damascus

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The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

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