Travel Blogs from Sahinbey
Today is Edwin's 34th birthday. We hoped to celebrate in
style....instead, today was a day of some major disappointments. We
awoke to some extra cold weather. We kept looking for the balloons to
fly over our hotel but by breakfast no one had seen any sight of them.
Then Pam, Tom and Erwin were back...the flights had been …
... it. The rooms around the courtyard are shops displaying Turkish folk crafts including wood and leather work, weaving, beading and, most amazing, embroidery work.
We were headed to the Culinary Museum because our stay here had involved such great local dishes that we wanted to find out more about it. The small museum was well signposted and in small alley downhill from the Citadel. The museum has ...
... BEATEN AND TORTURED.
PEOPLE STOPPED SLEEPING AT NIGHT,AND IF THEY WERE WARNED THAT SECURITY FORCES WERE ON THEIR WAY,THEY WOULD FLEE TO THE FIELDS.
BY LAST WINTER,THE FSA ENTERED THE TOWN.
ON 10/4/12,ONE DAY BEFORE THE UN BROKERED CEASEFIRE WAS SUPPOSED TO COME INTO EFFECT,I AM INFORMED THAT THE REGIME ATTACKED THE TOWN OF MAREA WITH HELICOPTERS,ARTILLERY AND GROUND TROOPS,BURNING 500 HOUSES AND WOUNDING MANY PEOPLE,ALTHOUGH I DID NOT SEE MUCH EVIDENCE OF ...
... even flying there would be rather fruitless as we would then have to fly back out. We had 2 options – straight to Iran or Georgia and Armenia. We decided on the latter, though I am starting to tired of some aspects of travelling.
Turkey has been a real adventure so far. My experience of Istanbul was such a high with parties, culture and romance, but Gaziantep and all that’s gone on in the past few days has been so taxing, primarily in an ...
... 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 ...