I am booked on the Week in Syria trip departing 4 September and note that this coincides with the end of Ramadan (runs to 9 September). With Syria being a predominantly Muslim country, will this mean that it is difficult to obtain food and drink during daylight hours or will there be provisions made to ensure that there is no risk of dehydration from what appears to be a fairly packed itinerary? Is it seen to be culturally unacceptable for non-Muslims to eat/drink during the day in this period?

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Hello, purchasing snacks and meals during the day may also be affected slightly however the leader will ensure that the group can eat and appropriate time and get drinks and snacks when needed.  Having said this, Ramadan is a unique time to visit a Muslim country – each evening the streets empty for an hour while everyone breaks their fast, and there’s a feeling of festivity in the air every night!

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