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... drove on to a town called Sanliurfa. Getting to the city wasn't so hard, but as I mentioned before, city traffic is crazy! Again GPS failed and took us down a tiny street that we ended up having to back out of. It was horrible. We still couldn't find our hotel and finally a local guy that didn't speak English knew exactly where it was. It was too hard to tell us so he hopped in the back seat and directed us where to go. Now I know that ...
... 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 ...
... showed us around, and is hopefully going to help us find accommodation this evening. We're spending 10 days or so here to arrange it, then a couple of days in Istanbul, before flying back to England on the 17th.
See you then! Thanks for reading : )
And here's some more from Martin;
So a little summary of our trip:
We cycled 3386 miles or 5418km, through 5 countries (England, France, Italy, Greece ...
... We had to drive through Tripoli to get to Beirut and there is such a marked difference between the two major cities of the country. There are two tunnels between the two cities, with the first being about 15km south of Tripoli. This first tunnel marked the point where the Christians defended their territory against the Muslims during the war. Interesting!
A good friend of mine, Antoine from underwater hockey in the UK, offered that we stay with ...
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