Grand Hotel Gaziantep
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... quickly removed mosaics from those areas. In another instance, the mosaic was already underwater, lost forever, until a change in water flow exposed it and archaeologists swooped in to rescue it before the area was submerged again, The stories about excavation of the site in the face of imminent flood destruction were fascinating, though the real belles of the ball were of course the mosaics.
The museum is ...
... mystical! She reminds my of that iconic National Geographic photo of the Afghani woman. I assume there’s no photos allowed here, so I just spend the time admiring her (photos allowed in the museum with no flash).
On to the hotel, which is very different from our Istanbul experience. It’s very modern, something Frank-Lloyd-Wright-ish about the style- an open design with dark wood beams. We settle in and then have dinner on the roof- ...
... mostly appeared that he was suspicious of our intentions to go in and did not believe our occupations.
Basically it came down to the fact that we said we had been living in Ireland before the trip as if you have been living in a country with no Syrian embassy then you can get a visa at the border. Had we told him we were living in London, then he would have retorted that we should have got a visa from there, which we couldnt do as our Indian and Iranian ...
... computer screen and would mumble a few incomprehensible words until you gave up and walked away. They refused to acknowledge new arrivals and when people finally got frustrated by just standing around and insisted that they look up from the computer to check them in, they did so with a gigantic sigh, eyes rolling, and enormous effort. This is your JOB dude! What the hell is wrong with you people?!?
Oh we were done, done, done with ...
... the water, ruined castles..... and in perfect conditions - blue sky, puffy white clouds, no wind......a delight.
It was 3 pm by the time we made our departure and 5 by the time we reached the large city of Gaziantep. We stopped at the new museum to have our worst fears confirmed. Not only is the museum closed today but it is closed until it can be formally opened next weekend as part of the election campaign! So near & yet so far...but ...