Aleppo Warnings Or Dangers Tips by coceng

Aleppo Warnings and Dangers: 18 reviews and 25 photos

Well, My Experience...

My experience...
Don't talk anything religious or politic with anybody in Aleppo !
If they ask about your country, maybe you should lie about it ?
I had a good laugh when I met a German girl who was studying Arabic language in Jordan & she had travelled around The Middle East extensively.
She had a piercing just under her lips; I asked her whether the people around The Middle East asked her some questions about it.
She said, "Yes, of course !"
I asked her what was her reply ?
She said, "Oh ! Everybody in my country has a piercing under their lips !"
We had a good laugh !

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  • Written Jun 23, 2005
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When Buying...

This happens too often to me when walking around in The Souqs !
Even if you want to just look, the shopkeepers will ask you to buy the things that you look at !
Make sure to say, "La !"...As usual when visiting The Middle East anyway.
Some shopkeepers took the things that I was looking at, put them in a plastic bag & tossed it me & said the price !
We would feel guilty if we don't buy it, maybe that's what they thought ?
They will start saying that they didn't have any business for that day or the children hadn't eaten anything for the day etc etc.
Yes, of course I felt sorry for them, of course I would love to help but money was as tight for me !
Would they thought of that ?

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2005
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Well, No Danger...

Well, no danger whatsoever but the communication could be a problem sometimes.
Not everybody could speak English & it pays to learn a few basic Arabic words.
When you ask for a place, please let a pen & a paper handy; Ask the locals to write them down in Arabic so that you can show what's written on that piece of paper instead of saying the wrong pronunciations !

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