Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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Apr 25, 2008, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Apr 25, 2008

A travel blog entry by tjphilippe

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Carreteres, Beysehir, Turkey travel blog

Carreteres

A travel blog entry by scastellvi

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Avui hem començat a tirar cap a l'est; ja som a l'interior i es nota la tardor. Ens queda molta carretera fins arribar al final del país, i precisament de carreteres volia parlar! Novament haig de confessar la meva sorpresa, en positiu, sobre la xarxa ...

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 ...

Konya Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya Dervishes

A travel blog entry by cytravel

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... is called the breadbasket of Turkey with Farmland, dairies, and sheep. The road was good and not crowded. Konya is the most conservative city in Turkey. The women did look different; many more were covered for modesty - usually with a head scarf and a ...

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 ...

The World-famous Mevlana Celalettin-i Rumi, Konya, Turkey travel blog

The World-famous Mevlana Celalettin-i Rumi

A travel blog entry by adnan.altunisik

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... of displays to show the life and the sacrifices of those times. Please, visit to appreciate to whom we owe what we have today.   That was all i saw in Konya downdown before heading down to Catalhoyuk that day.  Cheers and Love,  Babaniz ...

Day 6 Cappadocia to Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Day 6 Cappadocia to Konya

A travel blog entry by willing3

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... are attacked by them 3. 23rd April is Turkish day and the parades are led by the Kangal dogs 4. F16 jets are produced in Turkey 5. Konya has a Military air base 6. The history is Konya dates back to the Hittite people 7. St. Paul was almost stoned to ...

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 ...

on my way, konya, Turkey travel blog

on my way

A travel blog entry by darien.crowell

... go where the road begins, Baghdad. Baghdad will be my next stop and my next entry. On my way here to this graceful land of Turkey I thought  maybe it would be best to only enter an entry for a month just to give myself a start on remembering all of ...

On the road to Konya And Happy Wedding anniversary, Konya, Turkey travel blog

On the road to Konya And Happy Wedding anniversary

A travel blog entry by cruise_buddies

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... of raki. Anything else we wanted, we got it. The show was fabulous and show cased the costumes and culture of all aspects of Turkey. A late night and another early wake up as 2nd attempt at the elusive balloon flight was to take place at 6 am. So at 5 I ...

Not much to see, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Not much to see

A travel blog entry by voyager-sue

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... Museum.  Better known as Rumi, he was the founder of the whirling dervish sect. The highlight of the Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya was the woman walking around the gift shop with a baby lamb in her arms.  The lamb had a black face and black ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by halliday

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... women swimming with their scarves and flowing robes. From Antalya we crossed a really rugged and craggy mountain range before, finally reaching Konya. We passed through a few valleys where there were hot houses for as far as the eye could see. All of them ...

Pottery, Caravansary, and More Sufis, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Pottery, Caravansary, and More Sufis

A travel blog entry by larry.phillips

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... day, Seljuk Turk Empire, realized the value of trade to their economy so established a network of over 100 Caravansaries across Turkey to enable travelling caravans to have safe place to stay the night and buy food for themselves and their animals. There ...

Heading down to the coast, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Heading down to the coast

A travel blog entry by kiwijays

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... and the best Turkey has to offer. In Aspendos we visit the beautiful, huge and well preserved amphitheater, the largest one in Turkey and still used during the summer for the art and music festival, only last night they had the operatic production of ...

Home of Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Home of Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by leonajim

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... on our way. We were headed to Konya via Egirdir which is a town on the lakes in the middle of this section of Turkey. There are a few lakes actually and the two we saw were huge with beautiful clean, very clear water. Yesterday afternoon and today we ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by scatabout

... be good minerals in it because they grow great crops.   There is a vast amount of money being spent on roading in Turkey with new motorways being built everywhere and trees planted down both sides all the way – in places these have been ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by garytan

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... and the hill now serves as the central park, which is a quite pleasant and shady one.  The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by misterkennyg

Highlights Next Destination: Fethiye by ...

On the road - Caravansary and Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

On the road - Caravansary and Konya

A travel blog entry by jkovacs

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... objective was the city of Konya, but we stopped in a caravansary along the way. There are hundreds of caravansaries throughout Turkey. They were used between 1000 and 1300 AD as a place where travelers (mostly merchants) could rest and recover from their ...

Episode 32, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Episode 32

A travel blog entry by overlandlyn2010

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... .  Not so much further on we came to the Turkish border and passed out of Greece no problem at all.  Getting into Turkey involved a bit of work however and quite a lot of waiting as the daylight faded.  Had to get insurance for the car and ...

on the road again, Konya, Turkey travel blog

on the road again

A travel blog entry by annrowberg

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... .  The main dome of the temple is completely covered in blue tiles.  It is really beautiful.   We had lunch in Konya at a very non touristy restaurant.  It was another adventure.  I ordered one of the dishes special to the town, ...

Across the mountains, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Across the mountains

A travel blog entry by jegibbs

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... the way we passed various nomad camps - they are now moving to the lowlands ahead of winter.  We rolled into Konya about 3pm. A conservative city this and home of the Whirling Dervishes as well as its modern day importance as an economic ...

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