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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 ...
... the Catholic Church Guesthouse would have a place for us;)
Saraya for Lunch and Dinner
The menu posted on the street of Saraya looked inviting (we recognized a few items) we took the stairs to the 2nd floor. And yes, they had hummus. The staff was super friendly. They served us also a delicious kelik salatasasi, a thyme salad I had been looking forward to trying. It turns out to be a ...
... 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 ...
... my guns and explained what he had done and that he said Antakya over and over and that I wasn't going to pay him at all. Especially as we were now stuck without any transport to get us across the 10 k border... The fight went on for quite a while and I asked the taxi driver to leave and Leah did the same. He wanted some money and the English speaking guy was trying to mediate between us. In the end I gave him 200 pounds ($4) and he came right up ...
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