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Cars speed by dodging errant pedestrians by the inch. The world around me spins in motion while I sit in the stillness on my little corner of the sidewalk. I feel the rush of the wind or maybe just the turbulence of the passing traffic. Every person and everything is on the go and I just sit here and wonder. I wonder their purpose for rushing about; I wonder their destination; I wonder about their life...are they content or are they looking for something more. I wonder ...
... fell under the control of the Seleucids (Seleucius I Nicator was one of Alexander's generals who then became the king of the Seleucid Empire). Later when Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.) became king of the Seleucid Empire, he renamed Tarsus – Antioch on the Cydnus – in his honor. But when Tarsus was given to Antiochis, Antiochus' concubine, the citizens of Tarsus were outraged and revolted against King Antiochus (2 Macc 4:30).
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... in snow did give me pause.
Turns out it was a fairly well maintained dirt road the whole 20km to Ulukisla on the south side. I had a great feeling up there of being out of the way of things, exploring. I found a turn off from the track which strangely had a sign for Ulukisla - I wonder if someone had deliberately changed it to misdirect people. This is because it soon ran out in an area which looked like where you'd set up a ...
... Spread "dinner" out on a pull out table. It's only when the train breaks suddenly that the table rolls back into it's recess scooping everything on it...off. Everything moves in slow motion and it's like one of those arcade machines (I'm regressing to my youth in the 80s) you fed with 2 pence coins - you had to keep feeding the moving tray it until a coin pushed a load of other coins out into the winnings tray. Well it's like that but with bread, Dairylea, ...
So ended up clearing immigration at Istanbul and rescheduling my flight to 4pm. Took about one hour to reschedule the flight and pay nothing. The "pay nothing" was the problem. They refused to believe it was their fault. To start with it was just " but you missed your flight, book and pay for another" 100 euro, not likely.
Then had to fill in for 6 hours. Decided just to chill in the airport as will get to spend time in ...