Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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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 ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by sigridmichael

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Kurzer Zwischenstopp in Konya, dem Zentrum des Sufismus, da wo die tanzenden Derwische herkommen. Pilgerten zum Grab des Gründers, wo es heißt: Those who enter here incomplete will come out perfect! Sind inzwischen wieder draußen, können aber ...

Reservoirs and Caves, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Reservoirs and Caves

A travel blog entry by anua

Leaving Olympos we are once more travelling inland, this time towards Goreme. We have a bush camp on the way and we stop in a reservoir nestled within some stunning landscape. Once the tent is up Eoghan and I hike up the first of the three nearest hills, ...

From bikinis to hijabs, Konya, Turkey travel blog

From bikinis to hijabs

A travel blog entry by bebabui

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... Dr. Builittle. Today, we’re leaving the beautiful city of Antalya and sadly, the seaside with it, to head towards Konya in the heart of Turkey’s very own "Bible Belt".  On the way, we stopped in Aspendos to view a beautiful Roman theatre ...

Visited the Mevlana Museum, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Visited the Mevlana Museum

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... took us through the Taurus Mountains, with our arrival in the holy city of Konya at noon.  Konya is one of Turkey's oldest continually inhabited cities, and the home to the Whirling Dervishes. This Muslim order performs ...

Traveling the Silk Road, Budak Village, Turkey travel blog

Traveling the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... day with the objective of reaching the small farming village of Budak, on the banks of Lake Beysehir, the largest freshwater lake in Turkey, where we spent the night with a village family. Along the way we made stops at a caravanseria, an ancient safe ...

A Whirl of a Time!, Konya, Turkey travel blog

A Whirl of a Time!

A travel blog entry by adamandmandana

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... in the region, and wanted to practice his English....unfortunately after briefly filling us in on the economic situation in Turkey (with 20% unemployment) his conversation dried up...with a bit of prompting we discovered that his son has many girlfriends ...

Road to Groeme, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Road to Groeme

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... We travelled through Konya the home of the Whirling Deverhishes. This is a religious centre and place of pilgrimage for the Turks. After Konya there was a huge featureless plain that seemed to go forever, especially as I was sat over the back wheels - it ...

Sep 12, 2010, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Sep 12, 2010

A travel blog entry by seanaq

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Dirty!, Hayıroğlu, Turkey travel blog

Dirty!

A travel blog entry by digsbysuky

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Sorry its taken me so long to post an update! And unfortunately, this will be a short one as its already 9:30 at night and I have to be up at 6 for the sixth day in a row.  It's been a long week… Last weekend was Bayram, the Muslim ...

Bits and pieces, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Bits and pieces

A travel blog entry by cruisinpenny

... she talks up her child for marriage, no bad words will be spoken. #2- one sugar beet makes only two sugar cubes. In Konya we walked across the street to the Mevlana Museum, the training center for Sufi Whirling Dervishes. We were part of a large ...

Whirling Dervish in the Turkish Mountains, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Whirling Dervish in the Turkish Mountains

A travel blog entry by diane.reed

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Merhaba (hello)  Today we are back in the mountain regions of Turkey. Konya is a very attractive yet conservative city, where most of the women are fully covered except for their faces. This seems very difficult on a day like today where it is about ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by ruserj

The city of Konya is the heart of Turkish Islam, a city where the Persian poet and mystic Rumi lived.  Following Rumi's death, the Mevlevi order of Sufism was ...

Middle, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Middle

A travel blog entry by rubekolo

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Konya - a historical town, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya - a historical town

A travel blog entry by santoshat60

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... we all carried few necessaries in Airbag & left our cases in Modern Palace Hotel. After about four hours hectic journey we reached Konya at 2.00 & keeping baggage in sat in Hotel, assembled for lunch at 3.00. Since all were tired after bus journey, no ...

Obruk hani, Obruk, Turkey travel blog

Obruk hani

A travel blog entry by ludtjes

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We left Konya this morning after a splendid breakfast with pancakes. We were well taken care of by Housieyn, who baked an extra pile and packed it for us to take on the road. We discovered that we can ride a good 80 km on the food. The landscape is flat, ...

Konya Hear Me?, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya Hear Me?

A travel blog entry by eastcoastrod

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A long drive from Cappadocia to Pammukale needs a nature break for big big relief and it was in the city of Konya where relief was found. Konya is where the Sufi sect (i.e. whirling dervish followers) was born, and the founder is buried in its museum, ...

Into the heartland, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Into the heartland

A travel blog entry by nwaugh

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Another day another stroll around the neighbourhood at 6:30. This time we wake up the neighbourhood by walking down an alleyway and setting off a dog who growled and barked, lunging out at us from the end of his chain. Hope no one wanted a sleep in. ...

Unexpected Grace, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Unexpected Grace

A travel blog entry by jerrywierwille

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... for at least 10 days. I was like “What is going on here?” Is car renting like a super popular thing in Turkey that these businesses would have no returns for multiple days? Well, I found out that there was some special Turkish holiday going ...

A LOOK AT A CARAVANSERAI, Konya, Turkey travel blog

A LOOK AT A CARAVANSERAI

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... up the back as Madame needed another sweater. Left at 1545, first having a piece of pistachio chocolate from Di. Sometimes I think Turkey is one big farm. Still on D-300 and quite tired. Reached the city limits of Konya at 1647 but circumvented most of ...

selime, ihlara, Konya, Turkey travel blog

selime, ihlara

A travel blog entry by asci

Selime war genial...wieder mal etwas was im Guidebook nur nebenbei erwaehnt wurde...also...Selime is ein kleines Dorf....links und rechts von der Piri Pansion sind 2 hohe Felsen... links ist eine Kathedrale und ein Kloster in den Berg gehauen, rechts ...

Cappadocia to Sultanhani to Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia to Sultanhani to Konya

A travel blog entry by lizmcconnell

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... city in Turkey and rarely is a woman seen without her head covered and men tend to wear baggy trousers. Konya is the most conservative city in Turkey. Rarely is a woman seen without her head covered and men wear baggy trousers. Konya has always been a ...

How me and Jonathan almost dıed, Konya, Turkey travel blog

How me and Jonathan almost dıed

A travel blog entry by gonzotue

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... air, it then turned dark so we had to spend a night in a tent next to a mosque ın the blistering night cold of Eastern Turkey. We woke up early the next day, seeing that the call to prayer starts already at 05.00 in the morning and again a ...

Mevlani museum and a decapitated spire, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Mevlani museum and a decapitated spire

A travel blog entry by essejtravels

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... flowers. We slowly made our way back to our hotel while looking for a restaurant. We eventually found one that did a special Konya cuisine called "Ekmeck" which was a bread with meat and vegetables scattered over it. After dinner we went back to the ...

Brief stop, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Brief stop

A travel blog entry by abulia

A brief stop in Konya, overnight and one morning. Everything was dirt cheap, but it was pouring rain, so I didn´t do any shopping. Plus, shopping is an arduous experience in this country. And every single person on the street has a damn carpet ...

Goreme to Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Goreme to Konya

A travel blog entry by lsuetang

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... and we spent an hour walking around the area, but not much to see except for tourist shops. We then visited a mosque outside of Konya, different because it was built with wood, and we arrived at our home stay in a little village of six hundred villagers, ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by alienes

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Toilet tales in Turkey, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Toilet tales in Turkey

A travel blog entry by tredders

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... you had washed your hands I guess they saw nothing wrong with hanging out in the ladies... Our final stop for the night is Konya.  Here is a religious city so we had to dress conservatively. Cover up legs 3/4 at least and wear sleeves.  This is ...

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