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April 18, 2014 - Sunny Morning in Gaziantep
Not having a long drive to our next destination, we had time to take another look at this town in the sunlight. Plus, I wanted to go see the Culinary Museum
We walked along the pedestrian mall, then up the hill stopping at a craft museum, which was a located in a stately building with cafe in courtyard in ...
... 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 ...
... s see what we find.
The bus trip got our hopes up as we passed some of the most beautiful scenery. Big mountains, green, green forests, this was all looking very promising. But the mountains flattened out, the green turned to brown and a very big city loomed ahead. Gaziantep is business central and we were there to spend four days. *sigh* Not what we were hoping for but baklava, mosaics, and local life… this could be good.
... of market-goers, smelling the lamb and pepper kebabs cooking in the stands down the way. And the light. Edges blurred into antiquity, the last sunrays playing across gleaming faces and funnels alike. It was one of those turning points for me in this trip. Something like truly arriving. Or truly leaving. The night went on, full, fragrant with the many course dinner at Dohan's family's modest house, four generations around the tablecloth set out on the floor of the ...