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Travel Blogs from Alsancak - Karavas
... fell under the control of the Seleucids (Seleucius I Nicator was one of Alexander's generals who then became the king of the Seleucid Empire). Later when Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.) became king of the Seleucid Empire, he renamed Tarsus – Antioch on the Cydnus – in his honor. But when Tarsus was given to Antiochis, Antiochus' concubine, the citizens of Tarsus were outraged and revolted against King Antiochus (2 Macc 4:30).
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... a commercial port and the ferry port to Cyprus. We went for a walk to the sea (500m) (Annie was very happy to see Orange trees in the street , and Jackerander and hibiscus in full flower, plus bougainvillea but oddly only the small flowered pink one) and on our way back it clearly wasn’t difficult to locate the hotel, it must the tallest building in town by 30 floors.
Tomorrow we head along the coast towards ...
I stayed in Istanbul for six nights. The three with Gayle, as expected, went by in a wonderful flash. Home to 15 million people the great city straddles the meeting points of Europe and Asia. Sitting in a cafe i wrote in my diary: a humungous boiling pot of stirring mayhem. A mass of twisting streets crammed with weaving people, every spare inch used to sell something. Unavoidable stall owners offering 'special price', spicy smells coming from kebab ...
The following day we visited Tarsus, notable as the birthplace of St. Paul, one of the 12 apostles,--as well as the home of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the first century BC. The drive from Adana was a relatively short one. As we entered the city we stopped momentarily for a look at Tarsus waterfall on the Berdan River. This would be a cute spot for a picnic. ...
An early start: 6.15 breakfast, on the road by 7am.
Crossing the river via Kennedy Bridge we got a quick sighting of Taskopru (a Roman era stone bridge built by Hadrian, early C2). Nearby, the six minarets of Sabanci Merkez Camii, the largest mosque between Istanbul & Saudi Arabia, bulit by one of Turkey's richest industrialists.
It would have been nice to spend a while absorbing the energy of this town but, unfortunately, we had no time to dally ...
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