Aleppo has always existed in the shadow of Damascus, the city of 1,001 nights. But the view that Syria's second-largest city in the north of the country is somehow less interesting is unjustified as it has all the ambiance, history, mosques and bazaars that would be expected in a Middle Eastern city. On arrival, the sprawling metropolis of Aleppo feels like one huge bazaar to the average tourist....

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