A Maverick Himalayan Way is the sixth in a series of unconventional travel books by New Zealand author Mary Jane Walker. With 294 images, A Maverick Himalayan Way describes Mary Jane’s adventures in Nepal, Sikkim, Dharamshala, Kashmir, Chitral and the Hindu Kush, China, Japan and more southerly parts of India.
This is the second of my two blog posts on Hatay. Here, I talk about the old town of Antakya (Antioch) and its heritage, including the remarkable Moses Tree and a historic mosque. I discuss the Green Man, Hızır, who is said to have accompanied Moses, and how we visited the waterfall where the nymph Daphne is supposed to have been turned into a laurel tree to escape the pursuit of Apollo. We also travel up the coast, where the sun sets into the Mediterranean, from Samandağ to Iskenderun.Continue readingView more blog posts
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