I am not sure who was more startled; me or the rat. He scuttled into a large opening below a stone dwelling and I wandered on through deserted, narrow streets to see more of ancient Aleppo on a Friday. A medieval city whose original buildings are still inhabited is a history lesson in an afternoon and not to be missed. It is much easier to navigate (and seemingly rat free) on the north side of Bab An'nasr Street where you will find sign-posted attractions such as Jedeidah Square (the Sissi house is in the NW corner), St. Elias Maronite Cathedral and various original houses like the Bayt Ghazaleh. The Sheraton Aleppo is a useful land mark in the SW corner of this precinct. Take a guide book because the usual hotel maps are useless.
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