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The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to be Syria and those in the country out by commercial media. Please ask your government for more information.

Syria has more than its fair share of important historical sites. The ancient cities of Damascus, Aleppo and Bosra are all listed on the World Heritage List as a stunningly beautiful city is the ruins of Palmyra. Mighty Crusader castles, labyrinthine souks of medieval jewelry, like the houses of Damascus and sacred Umayyad mosques are just some of the delights on offer, there are many more for those who are willing to look. Best of all is the fact that these monuments are often part of the fabric of everyday life – the cult of the local mosques, shopping in markets, drinking tea houses and picnic in the ruins. And travelers are happy to be added.

Speaking of picnics brings us to the piece de resistance when it comes to a Syrian and Journ – food. The national cuisine is simply superb, so come with a big appetite. You are required to be filled in many ways when they finally tear away.


Tartus, Syria’s second port, is a small, ungainly that it is unlikely to set pulses racing, but what makes for a visit pleasant overnight. Main attraction of the city are the compact remnants of the Old City (known by the Crusaders in Tortosa), a fascinating little maze. There is also the island once fortified Arwad, located offshore a few miles and arrive by boat or water taxi. Syrian Tartus love for its beaches, but visitors brave enough to pick through the trash in the sand and swim to take into account the occasional dribble of sewage into the sea.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends that all travel to some areas, please contact your national government in the matter.

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While other South American countries are romanticized for the tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s international swirls the reputation of all the oil, the brash political style of President Hugo Chavez and the occasional international beauty contest winner. However, there is much more to Venezuela than these typical questions headliner. As a matter of fact, Venezuela is a country of astonishing range and remains a land that is very undervisited by international travelers.

The country claims Andean peaks, the longest stretch of Caribbean coast in a single nation, islands amid tranquil turquoise waters, wetlands filled with caimans, capybaras, piranhas and anacondas, the vapor of the Amazon, and savanna dotted with rolled capped mountains called tepuis. The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls (Salto Angel), collapses 979m from the top of a tepui in Canaima National Park. Those seeking adventure will find hiking, snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding and more. Even better, most of these sites are within a bus ride one day or a short flight from the other. People interested in culture can revel in the pulsating salsa clubs the capital, Caracas, explore various regional festivals, look for arts and crafts in the bucolic towns of the interior, or make a hit look at some of the world’s best up-and-coming baseball players hit some entries in a local stadium. Chavez himself, and his socialist “Bolivarian revolution” has become a national attraction and have begun to draw spectators, aspiring documentarians and volunteers for the country.



The Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends that all travel to some areas and against nonessential travel to the other, may consult with their national government in the matter.

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Thailand is often referred to as a land of gold does not, because there is precious metal buried underground but because the country emits a certain glow, either in the fertile rice fields of the central plains, white sandy beaches or the warm hospitality of its citizens.

Thailand’s cool season extends from November to late February. With its low humidity, relatively low temperatures and clear skies, cold weather is the best time to visit, although the normal days of 20 degrees and 30 low could leave in doubt who came up with the term ‘cool’. It is also the peak tourist season, so expect lots of new friends in the most popular locations such as islands and major cities.

First presentations take place in Bangkok, a modern giant screaming traffic, shiny shopping centers and international sensibilities interwoven with devout Buddhism. Chiang Mai, the country bohemian downtown, is unique and precise elements of Thai culture become a classroom for cooking classes and language classes, while climbing in the mountains around Mae Hong Son find stupa-key peaks and villages after Stone Age cultures. Slide the tail of the coast are the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and Kho Phi Phi Don, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent sand. Thailand’s beaches are stunning, hedonistic and mythic among residents of northern latitudes.
People come here to the miners: first perhaps for purely Western concept of R & R. And while they themselves provide for a bronze hue on the sandy beaches are found in the daily rhythm of Thailand a tranquility that is not limited to vacation time. The northeast is a region more suitable for family homes and educational concerts that fast souvenir snapshots: here you can dive deep into the psyche of Thailand, dating a searingly spicy food tolerance and a mastery of this strange tonal language. Welcome to a transformative experience disguised as a holiday.


that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends not all nonessential travel to some areas may consult with their national government in the matter.

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When a popular holiday destination on par with neighboring Morocco, Algeria, the tourism industry all but disappeared when the bitter civil war break out in 1992. After a decade of conflict, the situation improved a little, and some access to the south of the Sahara has been possible in the last couple of years. However, traveling independently, without a car is almost nonexistent, and after the kidnapping of 2003 without driver tourism travelers should be aware of the risks involved.

This shortage of visitors is a real shame because Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries of North Africa. In the dramatic classified by UNESCO n’Ajjer Tassili and Hoggar regions, near the town of Tamanrasset, the tribal culture is very much alive, and the day to day problems common to many Arab countries absent. Algiers, contains a live mix of tradition and modernity, its colonial past remains present. Timimoun city embodies the storybook oasis of the Sahara, and the cozy town of In Salah, is divided in two by a sand dune reptile.
The options for travel are limited, especially as a backpacker, but the opportunity to see even a part of this vast nation is not to be missed.