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... historian - 64/63 BC – c. AD 24) gave high accolades to the city for its cultural development and residence of distinguished philosophers, poet, and linguists by stating how Tarsus “surpassed Athens, Alexandria, or any other place that can be named where there have been schools and lectures of philosophers” (Geo. 14.5.13).
Like many ancient cities, modern cities are built directly on top of them. ...
... We found a beautiful spot by a small dry river for lunch; as you can see in the second picture; half an Effes beer has had an effect on the co-pilot.
Whoa! the main driver had a nap after 300km and being forced to consume beer to keep the afternoon driver safe.
Coming off the top of the plateau was amazing, we jumped 2 months in seasons, so the wheat was almost ready to cut and the sunflowers were just opening up. ...
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 ...
... Here you can see the Roman Gate that is also known as "Cleopatra's Gate" and sometimes referred to as "Gate of the *****". Why? Who knows.
Actually, having seen the city, I would have chosen a different spot to visit as there was really little to see here. However, if you are interested in religious relics this might be up your alley.
... Age people (theirs was only a Bronze culture). This was a summer retreat for the Hittite kings. We entered by one lion gate & exited by another. Wonderful relief carvings, made even more powerful by the setting. They spoke to us clearly across 3 millenia - musicians & warriors, sacrificial bull, a boat with oarsmen, a mother suckling a child beneath a tree, the Sun God looking reminiscent of scary dreams. The small museum held other treasures - a tree ...