Travel Blogs from Konya, Turkey

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Where's my scarf?, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Where's my scarf?

A travel blog entry by turkey2-10

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 Konya.  We are overnıghtıng ın one of the most cons ervatıve areas of Turkey.  Thıs ıs the fırst place our guıde told us the women 'May'  want to cover theır haır.  Ross and I ...

These roads weren't made for driving . . ., Konya, Turkey travel blog

These roads weren't made for driving . . .

A travel blog entry by hmgoldilocks

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... out on me so I went to dinner.  After dinner I walked across to the mall to get some water, etc. and found Turkey's version of a Walmart.  I knew we'd been getting ripped off at the rest stops/gas stations, but holy smokes have we been getting ...

in the capital of seleucid empire, Konya, Turkey travel blog

in the capital of seleucid empire

A travel blog entry by radaulpa

konya is wonderful! even if you don't know about muslim art there are lots of styles and some very rare design and statue of animated people ( usually forbidden for muslim artists ...

First day back at Boncuklu, Konya, Turkey travel blog

First day back at Boncuklu

A travel blog entry by digsbysuky

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... of beads) in a small farming village called Hayiroglu that is an hour east of the large city of Konya and located on the Anatolian plains in Turkey.  This region is fairly conservative, as are many farming regions around the world.  Change ...

3rd Stop, Iconium, Turkey travel blog

3rd Stop

A travel blog entry by stpaulsstory1

Here in this country Barnabas and I preached with great power till both the Jews and Gentile believed. We stayed there a long amount of time, preaching about the Lord and then the Lord proved his message to be true, which gave them the power to do ...

later, Konya, Turkey travel blog

later

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... Istanbul which we had heard was pretty touristy anyway. So about 4 weeks later we're heading east and read about Konya, reputedly Turkey's most conservative and religious city but also spiritual home to Sufism and the whirling dervishes. We take a bus ...

on quitte la Cappadoce plus vite que prévu, Konya, Turkey travel blog

on quitte la Cappadoce plus vite que prévu

A travel blog entry by gadjoxav

... étable à biques !!! on finit la ballade au petit matin et vu notre fatigue, et la difficulté pour aller à Guzelyurt (qui est à seulement 20 kms), on enchaîne 2 bus qui nous emmènent jusqu'à Konya ... encore un plan qui se déroule comme prévu ...

Derwısche, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Derwısche

A travel blog entry by timon_richiger

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... Besonders zwıschen 17 und 20 Uhr fuellt sıch jeweıls dıe Innenstadt mıt den Studıs. Zudem hat Konya eınen grossen, sehr beschaeftıgten Basaar. Am 6. November war eıner der wıchtıgsten ...

Silk road, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Silk road

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

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Long drive back today from Capadoccia to Antalya. The first half from Goreme to Konya is on one of the branches of the Silk Road and as a result there are caravanserai every 20 km or so. These were the overnight motels for the caravan traders, and is a ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by laurennorman

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... to the city of Konya by myself. I went by the high speed train so it took only 1 hour and 45 minutes. Konya is actually the biggest city in turkey in terms of actual size, not population (that's Istanbul of course), and Konya is the home of the Mevlevi ...

Jul 12, 2004, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Jul 12, 2004

A travel blog entry by tatot

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Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by nuraini_hamid

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... our journey to our next pit stop which is Sultanahani Caravanserai. Caravanserais have been used since the 10th century. Trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains which stopped by night in inns known as kervansaray or ...

Konya, Konya, Turkey travel blog

Konya

A travel blog entry by ebr916

Konya ...

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