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... Most scenes are of mythological tales, animals, and/or nature.
THE GOSPEL HEADQUARTERS...
The city of Antioch first appears in the biblical text when Nicolas is mentioned as being “a proselyte from Antioch” (Acts 6:5). Nicholas was one of the seven men who were chosen by the disciples to assist the apostles in administration of food to the widows. Antioch is also mentioned as an initial location for preaching by ...
... 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 ...
... and give them away as a souvenir like Australians do with Tim Tams. I think they're filled with Nutella, but I'm not sure. Shortly after handing out the snacks, the steward asked if anyone wanted a bag. I put my hand up, thinking it was for rubbish. No. It was a sick bag. Minutes later I found out why. The rest of the trip was treacherous as the bus wound its way around cliffs where the road would suddenly disappear and give way to drops of hundreds of meters. Of ...
... 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.
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