St Peter"s church - has it re-opened yet? we heard it was closed for restoration till end of august, 2013 but often there are delays, any info we would be grateful. Thanks.
I would like to go to Syria from Istanbul. I've heard I can fly to Hatay and then, once in Syria, hire a taxi.
How do you get from Hatay to the border? Do you know if it is easy to find a taxi? Have you been to Aleppo and Damascus? can you recommend other cities or villages to visit in Syria? My interest is in deep culture, ethnicity, things that make a country different from other countries. Last question--is flying to Hatay the easiest way to get there, or is there a good train/bus from Istanbul? Thank you.