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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 ...
... end of our cycle, on the last trip. But we're excited about spending the next year in Antakya, it's a really interesting place to be. It's a lot more pleasant a city than we remember too - last time it was raining and Martin was ill, so we didn't really make the most of our time here. The city centre's divided by a river, with a modern area and an old town, built on the side of a small (by Turkish standards) mountain. There are lots of nice ...
... is the last little village before Syria. We spoke to some young locals who told us there was a teacher's hostel where we could stay so we checked in there and then walked into the village to check it out. Not much was happening but there were a few shops. We walked into a sweet store and no one could speak english but we wanted to get some of the local Turkish delight. We sign-languaged our way to a price of 75 Lira per kilo, so that is about 30 euro, ...
... 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 ...