"Spices, Fabric & Merchants" Aleppo by onfoot
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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.
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:People are extra nice
- Cons:Construction & reconstruction .... almost everywhere
- In a nutshell:How cities looked like in "one thousand & one nights!"
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