Anemon Antakya Hotel
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... Oops! We finally made it to the waterfall which was really beautiful! I'm not sure what I expected, but it was a little smaller than I had anticipated. The interesting thing is, they have built so much around it like shops and restaurants that you can't really see the full scope at one time. Apparently there was a time when you could but not anymore. We did eat at one of the restaurants, though, that was right at the waterfall, In fact, some ...
... the Fourth Syrian War (219-217 B.C.). All during this time Seleucia remained a vital port city that the contending empires desired to control because of its ability to fortify and supply the surrounding region.
When the Armenians defeated the Seleucids at the hand of Tigranes II The Great, Tigranes attempted to invade Seleucia in 72 B.C. but Seleucia resisted the attacks. Then, the Roman general Pompey The Great decided to restore the Seleucids to power by ...
April 15, 2014
KIZKALESI to ANTAKYA (HATAY) 326.3Km
STAY: Antakya Catholic Church Guesthouse
30 TL per person (60 TL) ensuite, airco & heat / no breakfast or WiFi.
Bee-lined to Antakya, left the Mediterranean coast behind. No castles:) No side trips:(
We zipped along on our first toll road, bypassing heavily developed resort destinations, and then, miles of industry ...
... 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 ...
... and stickers.
The only downside of the trip was the $US150 diesel tax because of the cheap government subsidised fuel. The cost of fuel in Europe and Turkey was on average $US2.00 / litre when compared to the cost in Syria of about $US0.20 / litre! INCREDIBLE!
The Syria-border crossing took about 3-hours because I was trying to dodge the $100 diesel tax as our fuel tank was completely full and we wouldnt be able to take advantage of the cheap ...