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If you have any information that might help me plan a trip to Syria , please kindly get in touch with me.
I'm an Asian Australian girl, currently traveling around Asia, soon to the Middle East. After reading several articles and blog posts about visiting Syria, Syria's gone to the top of my wishlist.

If possible, I wanna book my flight to go there next week!

My main problems:
1. Visa
- getting mixed information about getting Visa on Arrivals
2. Getting to Syria (Booking a flight)
- flights…

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Hi there,

I plan to take a day trip to Damascus,then to Homs and Crac des Chevaliers castle.I'd like to know some recent security situation.And I'd like to know if the roads from Homs to Baalbeck and from Beirut to Damascus are safe enough to travel.

Here are my questions:
1.Please kindly suggest as whether Baalbeck-Homs Damascus-Beirut has relatively lower risk.
2.I will fully rely on public transportation in Syria.I am kind of confused as to travel from Damascus to Homs and from Homs to Crac…

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Hello! I'm part of a community welcoming newly resettled Syrians. After sharing a meal at a community dinner, our table mates, a family from Damascus, invited us to dinner at their house. I'm looking for advice on how to be a polite and friendly guest! Thank you!

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Does anybody know if there is a forum for people looking to go to Syria and help out outside of charities?

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sounds like an unusual question but how would someone get to syria from ireland?

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Sadly, I lost contact with a couple of Syrian friends in 2011 (I remain hopeful they are safe or got out) but I was able to keep in contact regularly, by sms or phone, with a friend in Latakia. Now I can't! Does anyone know what the current situation regarding telecommunications is? I'm in Australia.

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Has anyone made this trip recently?

I'm coming to Lebanon soon and am interested in hopping over to Damascus and spending a night there before going back.

I'm looking for strictly first hand or verified second hand information about the possibility of getting a Syrian visa in Beirut or about showing up at the border and being let through, as a south European national, and also about the treatment a European traveling this route would get from Syrian authorities on checkpoints (it would sucK to…

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Shall we call this »interesting«? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGi9llemzXg

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I understand that a private Syrian airline, Cham Wings Airlines, flies to Damascus from Doha, Dubai, Muscat, etc.

http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&pageid=23788&catid=30

https://www.chamwings.com/en/destinations/

I have also read that Damascus is reasonably safe.

I'm in the preliminary stages of looking into whether it might be feasible to visit.

Does anyone know anything about the situation in Damascus, are there any tourists at all? Someone must be taking these flights. Are visas…

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My trip to Northern Syria and Iraq, walking through the bustling bazaar in Duhok, inspecting a captured ISIS UAV drone in West Kirkuk, avoiding Syrian Regime checkpoints in Qamishli, seeing first-hand the destruction of Kobanî after surviving the onslaught of over 9,000 ISIS militants, looking over into ISIS territory along the frontlines on the Euphrates river and meeting the brave YPG and YPJ fighters leading the battle against ISIS in the recently liberated Al Shaddadah.

http://www.dsw-photo