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Old 10-29-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I would like to someday visit Syria. Do you think it is safe for an American? If you or someone you know has ever been to Syria what was your's/their impression of it?
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I had a friend who visited Syria a few years ago and he just loved it. His dream was to go back whenever possible. I saw pictures he had taken and it really is a wonderful country.
I can't say if it's safe for an American, my friend being French. He had no problems while he was there but was extra careful.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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My class teacher visited Syria too and just loved it. It is safe for American.

Check this out too: Safety in Lebanon and Syria : Africa and The Middle East Forum - Travellerspoint
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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I was in Syria 1.5 years ago. Two weeks. Beautiful country, nice people.Extremely safe, they are very western in every respect. Damascus is nice. I was supposed to go to Aleppo too, but I stayed at Damascus, the old city is fascinating.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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I would like to someday visit Syria. Do you think it is safe for an American? If you or someone you know has ever been to Syria what was your's/their impression of it?
I would be very careful with my camera there. If you have the good sense never to photograph anyone or anything remotely official, though, you can discard that worry.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:44 AM
 
Location: EUROPE
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Hi,

I went to Syria last year and I really loved it. I went with an organize group for a tour , because I was a little afraid, because I am a women and I was going to go alone. As a european women, I didn´t find any worried thing. I spent a wonderful time and I found really nice people and very friendly. A lot of hospitality. It was great.

If you want to ask something, just do it. And I am sorry for my english.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Dubai
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I really don't know but, according to my friend
its un pleasant >>
because they treat her brother badly
and for your record he is from Arab country too !!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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he is from Arab country too !!!
That's the mystery. I met 2 Syrian men in an international conference; both were professionals from the same department; and they came to blows; one a Christian and the other a Muslim; the latter was the aggressor.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Colleague of mine visited Syria and loved it. Being an American was no problem and perhaps an advantage. Said the people were cool and the nightlife a blast.

Just remember that it is a police state, so loud opinions of a certain genre would not be a good idea.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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