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... Macedonians called it; it is actually part of the western slopes of the Coryphaeus in the southern part of the Amanus Mountains). It resides on the north-eastern coast of the Mediterranean just slightly above the estuary of the Orontes River. Appian of Alexandria wrote that when Seleucus was preparing to build the city “a portent of thunder preceded the foundation, for which reason he consecrated 'thunder' as a divinity of the place.” Also, due to its strategic ...
... see if they are falling prey to destructive decisions that do not build the church up in the truth of the gospel. Leaders that believe they are above reproach are the ones who are the most blind to their course of actions. They are the most likely to stumble and make mistakes that will unknowingly ripple throughout the church. If these decisions are detrimental enough, it can begin to cause division within the church and people will begin to take sides and destroy ...
Hooray! We've arrived in Antakya at last!
We've had a great last few weeks cycling, barely a day without a mountain pass! There were a couple of boring, hot, dusty, flat days in the deserty plains around Konya. Even the petrol stations (our oases for shade, snacks and funny conversations) were few and far between, so we had 2 hour stretches without stopping. Getting off the bike and not moving really wasn't a good idea when there was no shade! ...
After our 4.30am wake up call (apparently you get used to it...) we woke up and were packed and ready to go by 10am. As were we in no rush we went for a coffee in town and a wonder around.
We then drove to Antakya (after being escorted to the highway by the Cenk - so sweet!). After about a 3 hour drive we hit the outskirts of the city. We were so hungry we didn't make it into the centre of town before we stopped off for lunch again at a little ...
... of pita bread and now that I was in Adana - the famous Adana Kebab which is made with minced lamb. Another local speciality is the Soslu Durum which is served in lavash, a bread similar to pita. Adana is really not a very attractive city, I have to say. Apart from having Turkey's largest mosque which is quite impressive, there's not much here to attract tourism. I'm not sure if a kebab can attract tourists when it's available on most street corners from Germany ...