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... interesting way of doing things. We got off just fine and headed to our sites. Getting gas was no problem as every station has attendants who pump gas for you. We need to get used to that anyway since we are moving to Oregon! Our first stop was a waterfall area where Antony and Cleopatra were actually married. It took a little difficulty finding the place. We had to stop multiple times to ask for directions. As a side note, driving in the ...
... appearances and visits to Seleucia. In addition, the renowned miracle-worker Apollonius of Tyana (c. 15 – c. 100 A.D.), who was a missionary of the Pythagorean reform (Neopytharoean), is also recorded as coming to Seleucia and then setting sail for Cyprus about concurrently as Barnabas and Paul (Life of Apoll. 3.58).
As Seleucia continued to be a main port for the region, the Christian population is noted to have grown in time as well. At least one ...
... didn't take long for us to be hopelessly lost in the tiny streets of Old Town. But eventually, with the help of kind locals, we found the place. A sign board next to large wooden door indicated that it was closed till 3 pm, another 30 minutes. We decided to grab a snack. We read that they know all about hummus here! On the way through the bazaar we checked out another pension just in case. After seeing it, we ...
... to learn at once!
We arrived here two days ago, and found the hotel we stayed in last time. We're even staying in the same room (it's the 'special' room- the only clean one in the house!). Had a celebratory beer, think that's only our 3rd or 4th beer since Greece (and all the others were with you, Tobias, if you are reading this!). Beer is similarly priced to that in England, so seems expensive ...
... take 50 lira worth as we were getting it as a gift. We tried to hand him a 100 not but he shook his head...so we got out a 20 and before we could get out another he had given us 15 change...turns out it was only 7.50L per kilo so less than 3 euro! We of course then bought more. Gary then got a "Turkish Shave" the closest shave he has ever had before we wondered back to the hostel.
Tomorrow we are up around 5.30am to be at the border around 6am.
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