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Day or Overnight Trip to Aleppo by car from Gaziantep, Turkey

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Hello, We have decided today that we can manage another trip of a week or so, driving from istanbul to Urfa, and then to Gaziantep, Kilis, Aleppo, and Antakya. Having checked the Aleppo forum, i have some additional questions now:

We thought of this trip as a scouting mission for the next one which should include the rest of Syria and possibly Jordan.

We were planning to leave Istanbul on the 22nd of April and cross to Syria on the 25th or 26th, to stay one night only.

1. Reading on the forums that it is difficult to find hotel space, should we just arrive in Aleppo early in the morning and leave in the evening?

2. Will a single day and one full meal give us enough of a taste of Syria, Aleppo and Syrian cuisine?

3. If we manage to stay, how useful will it be to have our car with us in terms of visiting any nearby Roman or or Crusader or Ottoman ruins, not too far from the city?

4. How easy is it to have a car in Aleppo and/or on the highways leading to aleppo and to any sites outside?

5. Would it be a better idea to just take a taxi from Gaziantep or kilis for the day, whose driver can act as a guide and a shopping negotiator at the souk?

6. If you say i must spend at least one night in Aleppo and i cannot find a room in the city, how about Hotel Dedeman?

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