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... have been overturned, but that quickly turned to the simplicity of the young. The first group of kids just wanted to be helpful. The second group just wanted to, what, tell the wind not to litter? They found the most simplistic activity fascinating.
Later we were stopped by two boys around ten years old with a camera. They asked if we spoke English and then they wanted to interview us. It was homework for school. ...
... to worry. I decided to show up to his house with a gift or two, so I went to the market with scratch to spare.
Beneath the glorious pillars and towers and temples (I admired Jupiter's temple the most) lay the little shops. I took the same road everyday to the marketplace. It wasn't like the towers, but it was a place I knew well. There there were all sorts of fellas were sellin' all sorts of goods. There were bakers, jewlers, stone cutters and goldsmiths. It ...
... the street and my suitcase ended up under the car with my arm still attached to it. But he apologised and made a joke about it - which I understood! So it pays to learn the language. The next bus trip was a long one - from Alanya to Adana. Why I chose Adana I don't really know but I had to break the trip somewhere and nine hours on a bus really is my limit, even if the buses here are quite good. After the bus steward served tea and soft drinks, he started handing ...
... gobbledygook! I wasn't going to tell her!
I wandered the town, markets and some sights. An hour in the museum where the security guard took a fancy to me and followed me around.
I then said my farewells to to the Ates family and boarded a bus bound for Aleppo, Syria.
This is the Boundry Center, as they call it, at Bab Al-Hawa. Bab means gate (I later discovered), so that says it all. I made this a separate entry, as there is so much confusion about entry into Syria for U.S. people who don't have a visa. Yes, it can be done; I did it, and I know quite a few others who did the same. I didn't hear of anyone who was turned away. Of course, with showing these entries, it takes all the challenge away.
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