Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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whirling and twirling..., Konya, Turkey travel blog

whirling and twirling...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... world.  He was born in Afghanistan but his father took him on this long trek over to and around Turkey, eventually settling in Konya.  Mevlana's most quoted phrase which you may know is...".come, come whoever or whatever you are...and (I'm ...

Happy Birthday to Rumi..., Ayvalik to Konya, Turkey travel blog

Happy Birthday to Rumi...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... the oil pipeline in Iraq gets invaded by these five Turkish guys who are trying to turn on the right valve to direct oil to Turkey.  They say they believe they really have more right to the Iraqi oil fields than the Americans.  And of course, ...

The Ups and Downs of Travel, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The Ups and Downs of Travel

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... conservative city and many very religious people live here; alcohol is not sold in stores or restaurants. (Interestingly, Konya produces more beer than any city in Turkey - they just don't sell it here!) We saw lots of women (more than usual) wearing ...

Rumi and the Sema, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Rumi and the Sema

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... .  Rumi, with his father, mother, and family headed west before Genghis, trying to avoid his violence. Rumi eventually settled in Konya, after travels around the Middle East and realizing:   Why should I seek? I am the same as He. His ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by tavini

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We had heard that Konya is the heart of the so-caled ''Koran Belt'' of Turkey, and we expected a traditional Middle-Eastern city with all its stereotypes. But we were very wrong- Konya is very modern, in fact during our dolmus (minibus) ride in the ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... in Gülhane in Istanbul. Many of the mosques, such as the Alaettin Mosque, lack domes and have perpendicular walls. Konya is a better organized version of the Eminonu Municipality of Istanbul. I like etliekmek (similar to Turkish pizza) ...

Welcome to the Qur'an Belt, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Welcome to the Qur'an Belt

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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After exploring Pamukkale, Dennis and I took a long (7.5 hours) but beautiful bus ride from Denizli through Turkey's lake district to Konya, a city of over one million people in Central Anatolia. About three hours into the ride, I hopped off the bus at ...

Just passing through, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Just passing through

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

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... , not just because I look like a total dag and can't tie a headscarf properly!), particularly in the Melvana museum, which is Konya's biggest attraction. Apparently Muslims from all over come to see it, so I suspect a few of the people in there are from ...

Day 6 Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Day 6 Konya

A travel blog entry by shuturkey2013

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... group. 3 laps around Aladdin Hill the historical and geographic center of Konya. Great way to get to know the city. Konya is Turkey's equivalent of the Bible Belt. Very conservative in dress and customs. We notice that, despite the heat, every woman has ...

Mystical Mevlana Museum, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Mystical Mevlana Museum

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

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... as well.  Apparently the full spread is a full-blown Turkish tradition, which according to our badly-outdated 2007 Lonely Planet Turkey guidebook, is part of the reason why Turks are high on the worldwide obesity scales.  (For the record, it's ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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Konya was another one-night stop on our way to the central region of Turkey.  Although it wasn't planned when we set out on this trip, it turned out to be a great place to spend the night. A little history for you - Celaleddin Rumi was ...

Balloons, Rumi and Conservative Muslims, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Balloons, Rumi and Conservative Muslims

A travel blog entry by dhensby

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... journey yesterday morning and loved the experience. When the group returned we continued our journey through central Turkey as we motored off to the town of KonyaKonya was the capital of the Seijuk Turks and is a very conservative city according ...

Heading west from Cappadocia to Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Heading west from Cappadocia to Konya

A travel blog entry by guyandhilli

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... another booming area full of new buildings and two new universities. We were going to go out and visit the ancient town of Lystra (Konya = the ancient Iconium which Paul visited on two of his journeys) but we decide that r&r in the nice spa-pool and ...

travel day, Konya, Turkey travel blog

travel day

A travel blog entry by jmandell1

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... etc. it was fascinating...maybe I will sit in the front more often? so today we traveled along the ancient "silk road" toward Konya. The landscape changed...as did the weather, now we have snow. They do not grow olives and oranges here now it is ...

Simit sensations, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Simit sensations

A travel blog entry by samuelfensterhe

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... a stomach lining when no bakerys appeared in the early morning hours. My conscıousness of becoming increasingy closer to Konya meant time passed slowly. A welcome break came at 11am when İ mistook the restaurant for the bakery. Rather than ...

conservative Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

conservative Konya

A travel blog entry by elizabethg

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Konya - Rumi's Tomb and Turkish Schools, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya - Rumi's Tomb and Turkish Schools

A travel blog entry by caseygcrosbie

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Konya has a very special place in my heart. Perhaps I will have time to update this entry to fully express my feelings here, but if I don't, know that this place holds the history of one of the greatest saints of any religion - Jalāl ad-Dīn ...

Sorry about the spellıng, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Sorry about the spellıng

A travel blog entry by krupnicksgo

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... in a rental car. This has allowed us to stop to explore holes in the ground, chase storks across the steppes of central Turkey, eat at local doners (restaurants), and get lost wıthout the ability to communicate. Overall, lots of fun. Last night we ...

Wheeling our Way to Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Wheeling our Way to Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

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... side, seeing far less travelers than other spots on our trip, but residents were still welcoming.   Also, surprising to us, Konya is a veeerrrry large city, the 7th largest in the county, and just full to the gills with people, new buildings, lots ...

Two weeks down!, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Two weeks down!

A travel blog entry by marinp

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Here are a few pictures of what has happened so far. Not much has come out of the ground yet. Although they did find a skeleton that appears to have been bound into the fetal position before being buried beneath the floor of the house. The remains of ...

Chatalhouk, Cumra, Turkey travel blog

Chatalhouk

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... that covered some of the interior walls.... fascinating hunting scenes,death rituals and exotic animals that once inhabited this part of Turkey.  The people also practiced a worship of wild aurochs (wild cattle), with a multitude of horns that were ...

Travel to Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Travel to Konya

A travel blog entry by wlj3

left resort. toured ruins of Pega. "Musa" ...

Konya 2, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya 2

A travel blog entry by aarondewitt

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... , there's been a lot of news coverage about the earthquake ın chına, whıch ıs ınterestıng.  ı assume the ınterest stems from turkey's own sıtuatıon on several volatıle fault lınes. tonıght i leave konya and get on an overnıght bus to ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by aarondewitt

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... of hıs lıfe and ıs burıed.  there's a mosque and museum dedıcated to the order and the cıty ıs a place of pılgrammage.  konya was descrıbed to me as beıng relıgıous and tradıtıonal but so far ı've seen the mıx of tradıtıon and ...

A Question For You....., Konya, Turkey travel blog

A Question For You.....

A travel blog entry by atlantakevin

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... take the time to do.  Going on this long of a trip by myself was certainly the first, then joining a tour group in Turkey was another - especially one that is focused on getting in touch with the locals as I tend to hide behind the camera in my ...

Dawdling through Turkey, Istanbul, Konya, Goreme, Erzurum, Turkey travel blog

Dawdling through Turkey

A travel blog entry by williebobs

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... the baddies for hundreds of years. Visited Sileme where Luke's mum lived in Star Wars. Earthquake prone Ilhara Valley also very pleasant. England v Turkey. Spent this one in our local (a resturant) to keep out of the way of the Aussies. We may have had a ...

The City of the Great Mevlana, RUMI!, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The City of the Great Mevlana, RUMI!

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... up, I went directly to the Mevlana museum. Personally speaking, it was the most interesting museum I have seen so far in Turkey! It contained details of Rumi's philosophy, the daily lives of the dervishes in the Semah lodge, amazingly preserved Islamic ...

Traditional Turkish night, Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Traditional Turkish night

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

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... combination! And they were very generous with their vodka! :) The show for the night was that of a wedding ceremony in Turkey. The dancers, including the bride and groom came on the dance floor and performed the traditional way, which a girl gets ...

Day in Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Day in Konya

A travel blog entry by wlj3

Tour city of Konya. Toured Rumi's Tomb. Dinner at ...

Konya: City of Mevlana... Rumi, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya: City of Mevlana... Rumi

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... hold a sense of pride in their unique heritage...  Today they are considered to be the most religiously conservative throughout Turkey... the Koran Belt of the country.  Within this pious city lies an island of green tiled domes where the body ...

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