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Syria’s capital of Damascus is widely considered as the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth, with evidence of habitation dating back (at least) 11,000 years. For all you math wizards out there, that’s about 10,000 B.C.!
This is largely due to the unique positioning of the city — in the heart of the Middle East, in the center of the world and at the intersection of 3 continents. Damascus was conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BCE, and since then, it’s been taken over by dozens of empires such as Roman, Arab and Ottoman.
I have spent the first few days of my trip in Syria in this amazing city, and I’m loving it so much that I wanted to dedicate an entire video to show you what it’s like to visit.
One thing that I didn’t mention much in the video is about how SAFE it is in Damascus. I can’t speak yet for the rest of Syria, but as far as this city goes (in this current day), I feel extremely safe just like I do in any other big city around the world.
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My name is Drew Binsky and I am going to all 197 countries in the world. I make daily travel videos about people, culture and anything else I find interesting on the road. My ultimate goal is to inspire you to travel far and wide, because our planet is beautiful!
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