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Camping place in Jordania and Syria ?

Hello,

I would like to know if some of you knows camping place in (or near):
- Maan, Jordania
- Amman, Jordania
- Damas, Syria
- Palmyre, Syria
- Alep, Syria

Any help would be really appreciated, it's not that easy to find camping place in these areas...

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There's a fab place in Palmyra, just aside the ruins. Very cheap too.

The view from our tent in Palmyra


Amman, Damascus & Aleppo all are big busy cities and you won't find any camping there (or if you find one, then very far downtown). But there are LOADS of cheap hotels that can organize safe parking for your moto.

We found Aleppo super nice city - certainly worth looking around a day or two. Damascus is nice too, but Amman was a bit too modern and thus a bit boring for us.

Happy Middle-Eastern travels, Margus
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I'm sorry Margus but my english is not that good... why do you mean by "fab place" ?
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Fab = fabulous = nice, super etc positively minded stuff

Cheers, Margus
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Of course... I should think twice before asking stupid questions

Thanks for all your advices, it helps a lot

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Hello,

I would like to know if some of you knows camping place in (or near):
- Maan, Jordania
- Amman, Jordania
- Damas, Syria
- Palmyre, Syria
- Alep, Syria

Any help would be really appreciated, it's not that easy to find camping place in these areas...

aurel
Hi aurel,

We are on Middle East trip later on this year(september),so we have a good recomendations for a hotel with camping facilities very close to Amman,chip and clean-www.olivebranch.com.jo
Please,if you decide to use it,let we see your opinion here.

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Simon
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we have been there on that campsite (hotel) last year. It was really expensive and we were not allowed, because there were a lot of guests in the hotel and the owner didn't want that they looked out over us. They didn't want that the guests saw us. So it is not that great!!!
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we have been there on that campsite (hotel) last year. It was really expensive and we were not allowed, because there were a lot of guests in the hotel and the owner didn't want that they looked out over us. They didn't want that the guests saw us. So it is not that great!!!
We saw this campsite on the web but according to your advice we'll maybe skip it!
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you can always try...maybe they let you in this time.......we were there when there was the jerash festival. so maybe it was because of that. and when you are not with a lot of people (we were with 2 adults and 3 children) it is maybe not so pricy.

there is a good campsite 20 - 40 km west from allepo to, near the border of turkey. A belgium women runs it with a syrian man.

there is a monastry 40 km north of damascus where you can have a room for free (they ask only for a tip). it is monastry St. Thekla. it is really nice there. don't come there too late because then there is a chance that it is full. go there!!!!
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Thanks for your advices
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I found this OFFROAD-REISEN: Reiseberichte, GPS-Daten und Fahrzeugerfahrungen

i think it is interesting
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Hi,

That's a good link Brend, I've bookmarked it. By the way, didn't you receive my email? I've sent you one.

How about camping in the open by the way in Syria/Jordan? Would be nice too if you're self supporting with water and cooking stuff.


Are others travelling this summer too?

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How about camping in the open by the way in Syria/Jordan? Would be nice too if you're self supporting with water and cooking stuff.
Camping OK if you like. But cooking - IMHO pointless in the Syria & Jordan. The food from restaurants/kebabs etc is dirt cheap compared to Europe, while you can taste real exotica!

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Dear Margus, true may be, but finding yourself a place in the open is a nice thing in itself. It's not because it's cheap, but it's the atmosphere.

Seeing the sun set, cooking your own food and eat it in total quietness, sleeping under the stars, spotting desert foxes and so on

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As vegetarians we don't eat Kebab

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Dear Margus, true may be, but finding yourself a place in the open is a nice thing in itself. It's not because it's cheap, but it's the atmosphere.

Seeing the sun set, cooking your own food and eat it in total quietness, sleeping under the stars, spotting desert foxes and so on

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As vegetarians we don't eat Kebab
Makes perfect sense to me - that is exacly why I like camping myself. But it doesn't make sense to save food costs by doing food ALWAYS your own, especially in Syria (superb full meal less than a 3USD! And you meet loads of new friends, starting with the cook). Personally speaking, I'd miss considerable part of the country's experience by skipping their traditional food. Good thing I'm an Omnivore.

PS: many places, if not the most, have a menu for vegetarians, too

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