Dedeman Gaziantep Hotel
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... thinking...Man cannot live off of Coke, chips protein bars and breakfast alone! Anyway! We have a fairly easy drive...at one point I asked Thomas to stop while I ran across the street to get some close-ups of the GIGANTIC cabbages they grow around here. We were in a tiny village called Neserince or Something close. A beautiful young woman offered to pose with the cabbages...and then another younger sister perhaps...and soon I ...
... shared dishes. I enjoy most of them. Jeanne and I decide to walk back to the hotel, as many do. But we’re the last ones out for some reason. We head back to the main street alone, but it doesn’t look all that familiar from ground level. We head back to the restaurant to get directions. Luckily, I have that priceless standby-the hotel business card. One of the waiters walks us all the way back to the hotel, using the more scenic route along a river ...
... goes to die. Needless to say that in our unplanned 2 days there we did not see a single other tourist. We were clearly the only foreigners who had been there in a LONG time and people STARED at us - like full on unabashed gawking and stopping in your tracks to point at us and whisper to their friends.
We eventually a cheap hotel where our conscierge brought us up to the room and proceeded to turn on the tv, which was playing ...
... was heading in the right direction.
Four months ago my life was turned upside down by an email. No job in Ghana, figure something else out. I visited areas I'd never considered seeing; fell in love with some and learned a lot from others. I’m thankful that I chose to visit the Middle East before accepting a teaching position there as it influenced my decisions enormously but it’s an area I’d still like to travel more. ...
... s easy to like.
History: the usual suspects washed thru - Iskander, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs (638), Seljuks(1070), Ottomans (Selim the Grim in1516) - but a unique C20 moment came when a valiant local uprising threw out the French occupiers in 1920/1. To honour this heroic event the epithet "Gazi" (= "war hero") was added to the city's former name of Antep in 1973.
I like this town - must return one day to see the new mosaic museum.