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Coffee 7:16 Wed Jul 1
Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Where did you go and what were your impressions?

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joe royal 2:24 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
I also flew Syrian Arab airlines to India (2004?) and a 3rd vote for the cabin crew

I used to smoke in those days and if you stood at the back of the plane where they stored the food and drinks you could have a smoke with the staff


If you had a quick fag. In the bog all they said was "you shouldn't do that"

SHORTYHAMMER 2:03 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Oliver Cromwell 8:46 Wed Jul 1

Quality.

On The Ball 10:08 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
riosleftsock 8:06 Wed Jul 1

Sadly I haven't - my money is on Colchester Sid or Danish Hammer.

It's really disappointing that there's a chance it'll never be safe enough to visit properly - same as Iraq. That makes me feel cheated out of a real experience, Iraq particularly.

Brussels Sprout 10:06 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Yes - stayed with a friend who was learning Arabic there for 9 days.

It's an amazing country - Palmyra was in particular gorgeous, but also Bosra and crac des chevalier were stunning. Damascus itself had a real energy to it - the souks were quite an experience. I even tried out a hammam there... it has/had a large Christian population and parts of the city which were a life-saver as we were there during Ramadan.

We went on a day trip to Ammam, required bribing the border guards, which was surreal.

REALGSA 9:57 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Lebanon WAS also a great place to go.

Coffee 9:54 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Lily

I also flew on Syrian Arab Airlines to India, back in the 80s, and fully endorse your opinion of their cabin crew. Absolute stunners.

Lily Hammer 9:52 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Never been, but the first time I went to India was on Syrian Arab Airlines in 1997.

All I can say is that the stewardesses were gorgeous dark haired stunners who looked like they could belly dance my balls off, and it all seemed very secular and open, the way they were dressed and talked to you. It was a brief time it would have been a beautiful place to go on holiday.

Jordan was the same. Tourist trade just starting to take off when some nutter fired a shell or two into Israel from near the border and Israel responded by bombing the airport and infrastructure back into the stone age.

Shame, as we've missed out on some brilliant beaches and belly dances.

Sir Alex 9:29 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
There's only one Alex the great

Sydney_Iron 9:23 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Coffee

Alexander The Great is Chelsea as well, so of course he doesn't post here

HTH

Coffee 9:21 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
67, that's not much use, because he doesn't post on here any more. But thanks anyway.

Westham67 9:17 Wed Jul 1
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Alexander The Great , though he did create some trouble himself

Clubfoot 9:00 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
My name is Paul



End of thread.

Darby_ 8:59 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
I was talking to a Christian Assyrian from Iraq who was telling me how beautiful Iraq and Syria were. They were forced out by Muslim crazies even before ISIS.

I'd love to travel there some day although I'm not sure it'll ever be safe in our lifetime. I've traveled through Oman twice and was blown away by the beauty of the desert mountains there.

terry-h 8:55 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Is it safe to sunbathe on the Golan Heights?( THERE'S GOLDA MEIR IN THEM HILLS!)

Oliver Cromwell 8:46 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Still very popular with the locals of East London

ted fenton 8:30 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
You Can't Be Syrias !

riosleftsock 8:06 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
I'd be amazed if On The Ball hasn't.

I've looked into Syria from Israel. looks nice

ManorParkHammer 7:37 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Brussell Sprouts has.

JohnnyL 7:36 Wed Jul 1
Re: Anyone been to Syria before the troubles?
Most turn back on the road to Damascus!





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