My situation is a little different but I really want to gain as much unbiased information as possible before possibly traveling. I am in a long distance relationship with a Syrian guy (who is currently in Syria). We are both 21 and I'm Canadian. I was trying to bring him to Canada but that's impossible right now ( I spoke to an immigration lawyer). Our only option to be together in a timely manner is marriage. He sold part of his land to get money to travel and was planning on traveling…
Just got back from Damascus,the old city is still intact and really interesting to look at, bear in mind it's a war zone so there are checkpoints all over the city whether you're walking or in a vehicle. The person that helped me out securing a visa was Mohammed, he works as a tour guide and he's really good person, we walked around Damascus for a few hours while he was explaining to me all that we were looking at in great details,he picked a great hotel in the old town for me to stay and drove…
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:
- getting mixed information about getting Visa on Arrivals
2. Getting to Syria (Booking a flight)
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…
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!
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.
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…