Syria

Syria Travel Guide

Articles about Syria

By Jennifer Flowers
Italy The Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from $5,574 per person, double. Why We Love It: Spend five nights at a 900-year-old agriturismo in Chianti where, in July, locavore author Michael Pollan k...
By John McLaughlin
Bashar al-Assad was never meant to be president of Syria. That role had been reserved for Basil, his dashing, rakish elder brother whose death six years ago—in a high-speed car crash—was the perfect illustration of character as fate. Basil looked ...
By Lee Smith
The streets of the sophisticated Abou Roumaneh neighborhood in Damascus are known for their fashionable stores and restaurants, but lately the trendiest spot in the area is the American Language Center. This small building beside the Unite...
By Mitchell Owens
"Souks are full of educational tools, from merchandising to display techniques," says Majed al-Sabah, the royal Kuwaiti visionary whose unique Villa Moda boutiques have turned Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait into designer-label ...

Things to do in Syria

Excited about: For the ultimate culture fix, head to the Festival of the Tooth, in Kandy, Sri Lanka, a celebration in July that commences with the planting of a jack tree and ends with the firing of cannons. Years as agent: 29.