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Länderinformationen Syrien

  • Hintergrund
  • Kultur in Syrien
    The cultural differences between Europe and Syria are so big that you could write a book about them. The following hints will help you avoid the biggest misunderstandings. Ho
  • Religion
    80% of Syria’s population are Muslims and around 15% are Christians. Most Muslims (70%) are Sunnis, the rest are more fundamentalist Shiites. They include Alawites (Pris
  • Festivals in Syrien
    Friday is the day of rest. Most shops, government buildings/services and banks are closed (NB: Jews do not work on Saturdays and Christians are free on Sundays). On Fridays yo
  • Essen und Getränke in Syrien
    Drinking water: You cannot drink tap water. Buy bottles of purified drinking water, which is safe to drink everywhere. Do verify that the bottles have their original caps. Cok
  • Trinkgeld
    At the more expensive restaurants, the service charge is included in the bill. If this is not the case, then a tip of around 10% is customary. This also applies to taxis, on t
  • Beste Reisezeit Syrien
    Climate: The Syrian coast has a Mediterranean climate, and the wind from the sea has a cooling effect. Rainfall is occasional. To the east of the mountains, the weather is muc
  • Bevölkerung
    90% of Syria’s population are Arab. The number of Bedouin has reduced dramatically in recent years. The government is trying to persuade these nomadic Arabs to put down
  • Landschaft
    Syria has been an independent state since 1946, has an area of 71,500 square miles, and is just under 1.5 times the size of England. The country has a 110-mile long coastline
  • Praktische Informationen
  • Ankunft in Syrien
    Take it easy for the first day. Take the time to recover from the flight and get used to the different climate, culture and country. Let it slowly work its magic on you. The m
  • Zeitunterschied
    Syrian time runs two hours later than Greenwich Mean Time. This remains during the summer, as it has daylight saving time.
  • Geld
    The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actual
  • Gepäck und Kleidung
    The Syrians are generally conservative as far as clothing is concerned, and are not used to the bizarre (in their eyes) way that tourists often dress. Women are better off wea
  • Elektrizität/Strom in Syrien
    Syria uses 220 volt, 50 hertz alternating current, assuming a power cut is not occurring. This can be particularly characteristic of the Syrian electricity supply. For this re
  • Sicherheit
    In general, Syria is safe for tourists. Most locals are hospitable and friendly. Although theft is not a big problem in this country, it is always sensible to take precau
  • Gesundheit
    The following health information applies to all our Middle Eastern holidays (Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Jordan). Travellers to the Middle East who pay some attention to hygiene an
  • Weitere Informationen über Syrien
    A visa is required for a European passport holder to travel to Syria .Shoestring does not provide this service. For details and getting a visa, please contact the Syrian embassy in your home country.
  • Informationen für die Daheimgebliebenen
    Ensure that those at home know in which country you are and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Making telephone calls
  • Fotos
    You can photograph/film everything in Syria, except military sites (bridges, airports or government buildings) or the police. People generally enjoy being photographed. Howeve
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