BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa
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... skills of the Romans and that it has survived so well for all these centuries is amazing. It is an enormous underground chamber which in days gone by would have been filled with much more water than now. As it was the water was home to copious carp. The chamber was over 100 metres long and about 40 metres down. With subdued light and gllomy walkways, an the noise of dripping water this was a really good experience. ...
... them. They were singing familiar songs and stopping at all the stations of the cross for a short prayer time. A different person each time would carry the cross to the next station. Max decided that we should kneel with them so from then on we knelt whenever the group did. We talked to one of the men as we walked and found out that they were a Catholic group from Nairobi and the surrounding areas. In fact he knew Dr. Kitonga, ...
... at the airport, I should turn back and just book a flight home. Still, the voice in my head reminded me that it’s ok to ask for help. And so I did. And wasn’t I glad I did. I spent the next 15 minutes watching people go through the turnstile, one after another while I sipped on a Turkish tea chatting to a security guard who was helping me get my card sorted out. It turned out, the card needed to be activated and registered – seems a bit silly ...
... after 1453 they were just one more subject people among many.
And so for the past 562 years the Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Christians, and the leading religious figure for all Orthodox Christians, has remained in Constantinople, and when it was renamed, Istanbul. This has not been an easy situation. It is rather like Italy being captured by Iran and the Pope remaining in Vatican City under the hegemony of the Ayatollah. Or Saudi Arabia being conquered ...
... ultra processed but ultra delicious sweet cakes, biscuits and chocolate (Bless you Ashy), unlimited water, Turkish coffee and stops every three hours and no creepy mean prying won me over.
The second half of my 'Australian' birthday (thats the first half of my 'Turkish' birthday) was spent exploring the fairy chimneys and charms of Cappadocia. A city with landscape similar to what I imagine Mars to be like. Full of pretty fabulous ...