"Spices, Fabric & Merchants" Aleppo by onfoot

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The Maze

I remember as a kid who was brought up in the Middle east, that most stories started with "there was a merchant from Aleppo" ... But to actually be in Aleppo & get to see that people there are almost all merchants was a complete surprise. To actually see that the markets and shops that people 1500 years ago had built & used are still being used now for the same purposes & by the decendants of the same family!!
Just walking in the covered market is enough to give you a strong shot of history & knowledge.

Music & Arts of Aleppo

Aleppo had been renowned for being a center of vocal arts through old times, but to actually go there and get to attend one of them concerts where a bunch of old geezers sing :) that was awsome ....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People are extra nice
  • Cons:Construction & reconstruction .... almost everywhere
  • In a nutshell:How cities looked like in "one thousand & one nights!"
  • Last visit to Aleppo: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Aleppo (Haleb) was a wonderful place, a great market and bazaar, citadel. Let us hope that others will be able to tour the area again in the coming years.

    • onfoot's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      Oh David, The Aleppo we once have seen is gone I'm afraid. I read an article a few weeks ago that had some disturbing images of the old city and markets. That is not to forget all the hundreds that are dying everyday! I hope the Syrians will be able to take their country back and build it one day at a time.

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      Yes, Aleppo was such a jewel in Syria

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Interesting tips. I lived in Aleppo for 3 months and never saw either of those hotels. I must walk around with my eyes closed.

  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    Seems like a great place! =)

  • Neilzonwheelz's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2006 at 3:43 AM

    Welcome to VT, if u do visit Oz, Aussierose will look after u, famous hospitallity!. Syria is magical isn't it.Do hope to return one day. Look 4ward to reading more about your journeys. Safe travels mate.

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2006 at 1:51 PM

    Welcome to VT Enjoy yourself here,hope you like. best wishes from london.


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