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... 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 ...
... Antakya is always fairly windy (due to the cool air sinking down from the mountains), but sitting anywhere out of the breeze brings you out in a sweat, even in the shade! One consolation is that the locals find it too hot too. Having just read that, İ'm not sure why I think that's consoling. Anyway, it's the start of Ramazan on Monday, so there are going to be a lot of hungry, thirsty, wilting, people around. Should be fun in the evenings ...
... Other than that I made ''mates'' with all the officials, drinking Turkish coffee, taking about football and how wonderful Presidnet Bashar al-Assad is! Funniest of all is that they all want to be my friend on Facebook... GREAT :)
The cost of fuel in Lebanon is also $US0.20 / litre, but they dont charge you the diesel tax :) We also didn't need an entry visa, but did need to buy the $US60 car insurance. So all in all, Lebanon was an easy border ...
... confusing as I knew that there was at least 30-40 kms between the border and Antakya. We told him no, you r taking us to Antakya... Repeatedly! He feigned ignorance and got out at the border to talk to the police. We stayed in the car. After speaking to them he came to us and said you must walk and catch the bus. No problems. We were not happy. I went to the police and started speaking to them. Hardly any of them spoke English and those that did ...
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