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The Short Guide to One Day in Modern Damascus

Michael Soud

March 11, 2024

As old as history itself, Damascus is a melting pot of countless civilizations and cultures that surprises and satisfies at every turn. Every part of …

The Ultimate Guide for Your Tour to Basra, Iraq

Daniel Herszberg

March 10, 2024

The home of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor, I find the vibrant streets of Basra to be something straight out of an Arabian nights story. …

The Short Guide to One Day in Islamic Damascus

Michael Soud

March 7, 2024

Syria is dotted with some of the world’s oldest and most visually stunning examples of Islamic architecture and genius. Damascus in particular is home to …

The Short Guide to One Day in Christian Damascus

Michael Soud

March 4, 2024

Syria is comprised of a sizeable Christian minority which are mostly adherents of the eastern Orthodox church. It’s unclear whether the population of Syrian Christians …