Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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Bush Camp #2 Windy Flats, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Bush Camp #2 Windy Flats

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen

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Today we say goodbye to civilisation for while as tonight we bush camp. A long days drive with a few standard stops. We slowly climbed in altitude and the scenery opened out to vast grass planes with hills rising and falling occasionally. We hit a patch ...

For all the rush, this train is slow, Konya, Turkey travel blog

For all the rush, this train is slow

A travel blog entry by jkosmides

... over to the Mevlana Museum, more of a shrine then a museum. Wikipedia helps in these lazy times: The Mevlâna museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by jasonfern

I traveled today from Pammukale to Konya. It was an 8 hour bus rıde that was supposed to be to be dırect. If dırect means stoppıng every 15 mınutes, then I got my money worth. Sınce ıt was a travel day, nothıng much excıtıng went on. I am ...

konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

konya

A travel blog entry by kiedrea

means "tonight" in japanese, mum bought some turquase earings. she like that stone. and we went into a ...

Pumakkare, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Pumakkare

A travel blog entry by simifa

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We have somehow dropped off the beaten path now. The language barrier has thickened. I don't say much. A lot of  "blue collar sign language" as İ call it. I end up thinking a lot more. Watching people and how they act. Where did our ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by mablim

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Another fantastic day, I am doing this Blog again (sorry to Marion's friends) but we have just had a drama in our Palatial Room, the air con seemed to be on high, when we returned from dinner the temp would have been 40,  Marion expired BRIEFLY on ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by nate-n-amy

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... we quickly discovered that streets are very poorly marked in Konya! (We later realized that this seems to be true in most of Turkey.) Many intersections have no street signs, and many of the rest only name one of the streets. The 'point of interest' ...

Entering Turkey, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Entering Turkey

A travel blog entry by ludtjes

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... can find lots and lots of beautiful things to honor a man who preaches simplicity. His texts are almost Buddhist. What amazed me about Konya and  in fact about the whole region up till now, is that we haven't succeeded in finding a decent road map. ...

Whırlıng Dervıshes and the fırst Town, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Whırlıng Dervıshes and the fırst Town

A travel blog entry by simifa

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Here ın Konya ıs where Rumı started the mystıcal Sufi tradıtıon of the Whirling Dervishes. The cıty ıs hot at 90+ degrees. Tonıght we wıll see the Ceremony of the Dervıshes whıle they spın to commune wıth god. Also just outside the city ...

Whirling dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Whirling dervishes

A travel blog entry by sedaa91

One of my favorite cities in Turkey. The people and the famous 'etli pide' (approx. 1 meter/person) is my favorite thing there. The whole town is walkable from the train station which is about 2 hours by the fast train from Ankara. A whirling dervish show ...

Konya bible belt of Turkey, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya bible belt of Turkey

A travel blog entry by daz-marie

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... to the 11 hours originally planned.  Konya is very different to any other city we have been to and it's the 4th biggest city in turkey and the bible belt of Turkey. It is a dry city and due to the fact that it is Ramadam even us westerners were not ...

Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by divansanten

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... Rumi, lived. Has an air of a large Anatolian provincial town – apparently one of the most conservative cities in Turkey with more women covering their heads with headscarves. Had another GPS stress session with main roads near our hotel blocked off ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by hornygarlick

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... as sweet. So pleased with this considering the stale bread and tomato didn't hit the spot this morning! Arriving in Konya there a sense of order and uniformity. Similar multi story housing and office buildings only differentiated by a slightly different ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by elodie50a

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The whirling dervish dancers in the real, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The whirling dervish dancers in the real

A travel blog entry by jathomaz

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... a lot of sights, and had a great lunch of soup, salad, and bread.  There is a plethora of healthy food that they serve in Turkey; it's from all of those greenhouses.  A note here: I noticed immediately the lack of corn and soy fields that are so ...

Mar 14, 2010, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Mar 14, 2010

A travel blog entry by luciagreco

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The long Silk Road, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The long Silk Road

A travel blog entry by amcostin

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... to stay along their journey. We later stopped for a pretty average lunch at a truck-stop type restaurant, then in Konya at the Mevlana Museum. Mevlana was a very spiritual and important person in the Muslim faith, responsible for the meditative dancing ...

All day on the bike,,,,very boring!, Konya, Turkey travel blog

All day on the bike,,,,very boring!

A travel blog entry by jcontheroad

Nothing for me between Canakkale & Tasucu from where I'll get the ferry across to Cyprus. So hit the road and did 480 miles......I now need a beer but I'm in a dry town... No photos as nothing worth ...

Apr 25, 2008, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Apr 25, 2008

A travel blog entry by tjphilippe

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The Flota Rota, Hayıroğlu, Turkey travel blog

The Flota Rota

A travel blog entry by digsbysuky

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... to a period of one-day weekends and six-day work weeks.  In the heat, its all a bit exhausting.  Here on the Konya Plain, we’re at 1000m above sea level.  It means that the nights are getting quite cool (shivering cold when we get ...

Proper bush camping, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Proper bush camping

A travel blog entry by thelongroadhome

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Off again today and we are back on cook group. First things first and we have to drop Karen off at the airport and then we are on our way.  You can tell Karen is not in the cab today as we are flying along.  So to the supermarket for some ...

At the home of the whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

At the home of the whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by brentandglenda

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... in Istanbul last week. We ended the day with a delicious meal at a restaurant located behind the Mevlana Museum. Gulbahcesi Konya Mutfagi is recommended in Lonely Planet as one of Konya's best restaurants. Usually a restaurant they recommend is packed ...

Konya, and women's clothing, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya, and women's clothing

A travel blog entry by jannettek

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... needed a rest after their 40 km or trek with their camels through the dusty countryside.     As we get nearer to Konya we diverged from the route to see Tuz lake, an enormous salt lake we saw from the air when we flew in. ...

Feb 28, 2011, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Feb 28, 2011

A travel blog entry by esrauclr

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Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by ckpleas

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... the coast. We our first stopping in place called Konya which is home to Rumi, one of the most praised philosophers of Turkey, and the whirling dervishes, a meditation practice. We first went to the shrine of Rumi which is almost like Mecca for people ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by ulka

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... vanquished the native population before founding the city. Konya has a reputation of being one of the more religiously conservative metropolitan centers in Turkey. It was once known as the "citadel of Islam", and it is still more devout than other ...

2007 syria - konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

2007 syria - konya

A travel blog entry by maninthemoon

... while the train stopped, no time to get ...

Over the hills and far away..., Konya, Turkey travel blog

Over the hills and far away...

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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... a medal. After the mountains, we hit the plain, where they grow sugar beet. Osman was right. It was flat and bursting with nothing. Konya was the next stop, where we had lunch. I have no idea what some of the dishes were, but I am learning what to avoid. ...

To Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

To Konya

A travel blog entry by jvaupel

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... interpretations ands styles if Islam. It was a nice, comfortable visit. One the road again, we stopped at a karavanserei, a place built in Turkey for Silk Road trains to stop in order to lure them to this area. It was quite elegant for its time with ...

Konya home stay, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya home stay

A travel blog entry by donmal76

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Konya is the second largest city in central Anatolia and the most conservative. It is quite interesting that the community has this view as it is where the lodge of Mevlana is situated. He was the founder of the Whirling Dervishes and was a man who ...

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