Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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Sille, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Sille

A travel blog entry by ragowski

21

... in Cappadocia (quit job, travel for a few months) I delayed my trip south to the Mediterranean by a few days and visited Konya slightly west of Goreme. Konya is supposed to be hardcore conservative Muslim city but there must a university nearby judging ...

Camel Hotels and a Cave City, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Camel Hotels and a Cave City

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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    The next day took us to Konya where we stopped to see an old Ottoman Kervansaray....the old camel/trader’s hotel reminiscent of the crusaders and the Holy Wars.  It was huge and we saw many others, in ruins, along this ...

The gas smell test, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The gas smell test

A travel blog entry by travelbee

... we didnt feel comfortable in this town and we left.  I am sure, however that this town is very safe (as is nearly all of Turkey).  I have been told people will go to jail for 5 years for stealing or even just getting into a fight.  Plus the ...

You Spim Me Right Round, Konya, Turkey travel blog

You Spim Me Right Round

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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... in the ground. I thought I would share that with you. From pricey toilets we then drove for a few hours to Konya, the religious capital of Turkey. With a population of over 1,000,000 and sitting at an altitude of 1016m, Konya is devoutly Muslim and a ...

Moving on after 5 lazy days in Olympos, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Moving on after 5 lazy days in Olympos

A travel blog entry by christina_lam

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... of low tables, sooo lazy. i wish i could bring them home. even chris is getting a tan. no joke! anyhow we are in konya now and will stay one night before going on to cappadoccia. this city is very conservative and probably if you're a girl you shouldn't ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by jaredwall

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...  the Whirling Dervish on their home turf. Upon arriving we found that you cannot, in fact, see the Whirling Dervish in Konya on a daily, or even weekly, basis, as I had previously anticipated and hoped. Only during the Mevlana Festival, which ended ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by rnriggins

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6/4 Konya was just a quick lunch stop for us between Egirdir and Goreme. It is the fourth largest city in Turkey and not very attractive. It is in a dry valley surrounded by mountains reminding me of Las Vegas. The city has one big attraction - it is ...

Turkish Delight, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by landlubbers

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... -huge stone mushrooms and fairy chimneys in deep valleys riddled with ancient cave dwellings and monasteries. In central Turkey we journeyed to Konya famous for its Mevlana Museum-once a Seljuk church of the whirling dervishes.  The church has ...

The 640 KM Ride to Pamukkale, Alhara, Turkey travel blog

The 640 KM Ride to Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by rashed

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Took Us 10 hours to ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by voyage-bellayer

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... Mais on s'est déjà filé rendez-vous ! Cette semaine aura été riche en rencontre, en échange, ça fait du bien. Direction Konya. On se trouve un petit hôtel, on avale des köfte, pidés et compagnie et on file au centre culturel de la ville. ...

out of thýs world, Cappadocýa, Turkey travel blog

out of thýs world

A travel blog entry by amberyan

what a balloon rýde ...

Stopover on the way to see fairy chimneys, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Stopover on the way to see fairy chimneys

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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Not too much to say. Took an overnight bus from Pamukkale after realising there wasn't much to do there and that we didn't want to stay the night. Hardly any tourists around, so Matt likes it, very cheap kebabs. We thought 1.50 was cheap....u can ...

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 ...

quick trip to Konya & the Mevlana Museum, Konya, Turkey travel blog

quick trip to Konya & the Mevlana Museum

A travel blog entry by chooklotto

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... it didn't help that the driver lit a ciggie every 20 minutes the whole trip....We chilled and snacked on our munchies and arrived at the Konya bus terminal in no time... We then got into a local mini bus which took us to our hotel... i had to stand ...

Day 10- Konya to Antalya via Lystra, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Day 10- Konya to Antalya via Lystra

A travel blog entry by kefriebel

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... 400 and went west to Antalya. In the morning we spent a couple of hours wandering around the streets near the hotel in Konya , picked up a picnic lunch, and began driving to Antalaya. There are plenty of food shops around the Otel Mevlana for picking up ...

To Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

To Konya

A travel blog entry by la-vie-de-suz

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Departure will be early in the morning for Konya. Enroute there will be a stop to visit the 13Th century Caravansary of Sultanhan which is authentically kept. The next stop will be in Konya which was the Capital of the Selçuk Turks in the 13Th century. ...

Relaxing evening around the hotel in Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Relaxing evening around the hotel in Konya

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... Statistics for the day: -         Total Km:    Nevsehir (Cappadocia) to Konya:   225 Km ·         Total time:   Nevsehir (Cappadocia) to ...

Underground City, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Underground City

A travel blog entry by bruceandanne

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... has aphrodisiac properties thus attracts a price about 5 times that of standard mushrooms.   As we entered Konya, our next stopover, we visited the Mevlana Museum.  Built in the 13th century this was the mausoleum of ...

this is a lovely city, Konya, Turkey travel blog

this is a lovely city

A travel blog entry by europeantour13

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Although it is "just another small city" Konya has a lovely friendly feel. easy to get around, good shopping and plenty of eateries. It is regarded as a very conservative Moslem place and alcohol is harder to get in ...

Lac de Beysehir, Beysehir, Turkey travel blog

Lac de Beysehir

A travel blog entry by voyage-bellayer

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On prend la route vers 14 h. Direction la Cappadoce. On prévoie de s'arrêter à Beysehir. Le route est magnifique. Nous retrouvons un paysage de montagnes et de plateaux verdoyants. Nous sommes sur les traces des amis cyclistes que nous avions ...

Terug naar Turkije, Konya kultur, Turkey travel blog

Terug naar Turkije

A travel blog entry by psteerenberg

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... de baai van Akbuk Limani in die zelf weer een aantal baaien heeft. We kiezen voor de Kuruerik Buku met het plaatsje Konya Kultur Sitesi, met allemaal mooie huizen, tuinen en een moskee, een villadorp . Het is eigenlijk een vreemd dorpje met in ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by galumphing

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... I might have hoped, but it was still worth a visit.  I especially liked a pair of dramatic winged angel reliefs from Konya fortress (13th century), and a stone relief of a hunting lion.  I also enjoyed the Tile Museum, which had many interesting ...

Egidir and Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Egidir and Konya

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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... , and its driver over in the grass kneeling and praying toward Mecca. The old women in the rowboat. October 18, 2010 Turkey! As soon as I write that the interior is not as primitive as we expected, it becomes as primitive as we expected! ...

Yay!   Finally!  In Konya...sort of a pilgrimage, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Yay! Finally! In Konya...sort of a pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by leela.devere

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I am so happy to be here. The poetry of Rumi has long touched a place very deep inside of me. It is timeless. I know it depends a lot on the translator...and I have always thought Coleman Barks des a magnificent job. He is known as Mevlana here (the ...

Turkey's snow covered Taurus Mountains, Seydişehir, Turkey travel blog

Turkey's snow covered Taurus Mountains

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... that cold.  The sun beamed high above the mountains, the sky was blue….it was a perfect day to be driving in Turkey’s mountain ranges.  Plus I felt just like back home with all of the white stuff around me.   Snow balls ...

Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon, Cappadocia and Konya, Turkey travel blog

Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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... spent a lot of his time and travels. We are learning that a considerable amount of early Christian activity occurred in Turkey.  Note from Yvonne......still afraid of heights....I skipped the balloon adventure.   I was interviewed by a student ...

Stayed by the gas station in the park, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Stayed by the gas station in the park

A travel blog entry by denis.sokolov

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Great guys work all over Turkey on gas stations. They invite us to sit down and offer tea (chaj). Now we call them chaj stations ;)) This station by Konya offered us a lot of food and drinks and a great roof to stay over night. They even told about us to ...

A Moment In Turkey, Konya, Turkey travel blog

A Moment In Turkey

A travel blog entry by nomadix

... on many things will change and I cannot wait!   Well, I am going to leave it at that. From my reflective point and Konya I bused it to Kapadokya. Here, lies a land of some pretty strange little things and a history- I am sure- that could keep many ...

Turkey - Central Anatolia, Pamukkale and Konya, Turkey travel blog

Turkey - Central Anatolia

A travel blog entry by laural

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... who travel a lot but don't take away anything. Sorry, I promise the next entry will be more uplifting. April 26 (Konya, Turkey) Konya is the birthplace of the Whirling Dervishes, one of Islam's most important mystical orders. The belief is that all ...

Day 77: Home of the Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Day 77: Home of the Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by dbadgery

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A day in Konya (Turkey's 4th city) visiting the Mevlana (Whirling Dervish Museum) and a walk round the ...

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