So close to Syria
The bazaar of Antakya is very large and reminds us of some of the bazaars to be found in eastern Turkey, less so the souks of nearby Syria. However, this woman brought back immediate memories of the bedouin women to be seen in the souk of neighbouring Aleppo.
The border with Syria seems to be open and there seems not to be any trouble in Aleppo. We are tempted to go across but we have made different plans and we don't have visas anyway.
While we are at it, we can mention that we were invited to the fleshpots of :Lattakia just down the coast from here, but we turned down that invitation, reluctantly...