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... importance to the empire, and is rapid development, Seleucia was known as the head of the “Syrian tetrapolis” (four great Syrian cities); the other three cities were Antioch, Apamea, and Laodicea.
Originally part of the Seleucid Empire, Seleucia exchanged hands several times between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies. Ptolemy Euergetes captured it in 246 B.C. during the Third Syrian War (246-241 B.C.), but then Antiochus III The Great recaptured Seleucia in 219 ...
... of the fellowship that Christ came to bring. Such hypocrisy often goes unnoticed because it is justified by other causes as being “in-line” with the truth. It is a subtle deception to pretend the truth can be suspended for other supposed godly means. Peter learned this first-hand because Paul had the nerve to stand up and point out the problem. The early church might have turned out much different if Peter had rejected Paul's correction and the church split there and then.
... this, we had several nice camping days, including at Ihlara, where we spent the day walking along a shaded valley. Met some swiss and german motorbike tourers and swiss and french camper-van tourers, who were all going the same route as us for a few days.
It's a bit strange to finish cycling; to change the routine we've had the last 3 months. We remember having mixed feelings when we reached Demascus, ...
... This time I chose the eggplant kebab - Oh my goodness, this was the most delicious eggplant I have EVER eaten. It was sweet and chargrilled to perfection. Gary had a lamb kebab, we also had bread and salad for Africa, mandarin fanta and total cost was 11 euro.
We then drove through Antakya itself. We got a really good vibe from the city, there were people going about their business, shops cafes and a river running through the middle. We ...
... Still - it was good to have a day off from bus travel and although I'm trying to eat less on this trip, kebabs have brought me closer to the Turkish language. It hasn't all been about kebabs though. I've nibbled my way through Turkey's pides and of course, my favourite - kofte, which is a type of meatball and it can be found as far away as Bangladesh. Quite a well travelled little meatball! Actually, that's how I feel lately. My last stop in Turkey is in the cute town ...
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