Syria - Siria - Guía de viaje - Bradt

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Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Diana Darke
2ª edición. ABRIL 2010.
336 Páginas. 16 Páginas de fotos a color. 32 Mapas.
ISBN: 9781841623146.
This second edition of Bradt's Syria is the clear market frontrunner, offering more detailed first-hand information on sites, cultural, historical and social background, accommodation and restaurants than any other guidebook. In addition to the country's impressive historical sites, such as the Roman caravan city of Palmyra and the Crusader castle of Crac des Chevaliers, it incorporates walking and trekking areas, wildlife and other environmental issues, while amusing snippets from literature, local anecdotes and sayings help to stimulate a genuine interest and understanding of Syria's people and the land in which they live.

  • By far the most in-depth guide to Syria on the market
  • Written by an author with 25 years' experience in the Middle East, who lives part-time in Damascus
  • Cultural, social and anecdotal snippets inspire interest and understanding

  • Introduction


    Chapter 1 Background Information
    Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Judicial system, Economy, People, Arabic language, Religion, Education, Arabic culture and literature

    Chapter 2 Practical Information
    When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Tourist information, Red tape, Foreign missions and associations in Damascus, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Facilities for specific travellers, What to take, Electricity, Weights and measures, Time, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public Holidays and festivals, Shopping and bargaining, Arts and entertainment, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively


    Chapter 3 Dascus
    Setting, Orientation from Jebel Qassioun, Historical overview, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do

    Chapter 4 Christian villages of the Qalamoun Mountains

    Historical background, Seydnaya, Ma'loula, Mar Mousa Monastery, Qara

    Chapter 5 Homs, Hama and the Southern Forgotten Cities

    Getting there, Homs, Hama old city and waterwheels, From Hama towards Aleppo, The Forgotten Cities

    Chapter 6 Aleppo

    Setting and history, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist office, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursion to Qal'at Najm
    Chapter 7 Aleppo to the Coast

    Excursions northwest from Aleppo, Excursions west of Aleppo

    Chapter 8 The Syrian Coast

    Lattakia, Syria's Cote d'Azur, Ugarit, North to Ras Al-Basit, South along the coast

    Chapter 9 The Hawran and the Jebel Druze

    Quneitra (the Golan Heights), Bosra, Ezraa, Suweida, Salkhad, Mushannaf, Qanawat, Sia, Shahba, Shaqqa

    Chapter 10 Palmyra and the Desert

    History, Getting there and away, Planning, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, NIghtlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do

    Chapter 11 The Euphrates and the Desert

    Getting there and away, Following the river, Across the desert, Bedouin culture

    Appendix 1 Language

    Appendix 2 Glossary

    Appendix 3 Further Information