I am (possibly stupidly!) considering traveling to Damascus this week from Beirut. I am a single female traveller with an australian passport. I cant seem to find up to date information regarding border crossings, what is open right now, whether or not i can obtain a visa at the airport (or in fact need one as an australian) and how much it may cost.
Coming all the way from australia it would seem a shame to come all this way and be so close to syria and not have the opportunity to see it. I know it is dangerous, but they also say beirut is dangerous right now and the travel advisories say not to come here, which is ridiculous as it is completely safe and everyone here is so friendly and heplful, so i dont put much in what i read on the net as far as the severity of a place.
I know people on here give an honest and unbiased opinion so any information woudl be greaty appreciateIf syria is a no go, i would like to go to jordan, petra etc, which i hear is safer and more accessible from lebanon right now.
Thanks in advance