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... and handmade items for sale. The wife is making a delicious smelling rice dish. Our last big stop in the heat of the day is a Roman underground city. It is incredible to imagine that thousands lived here, in 7 underground levels. All of their day to day lives were spend in this city where they felt safe and protected from invaders. They did come out to farm, but all of the production was stored in ...
... there are students lying on mattresses around the camp, in every patch of shade that they can find. It’s way too hot to go inside. The tents are feeling like sweat lodges. We have one day off and then back to work at 6am tomorrow.
I’m so tired!!! Hmmm…. Jodie just suggested a walk to the store to get ice cream. I could be convinced!
Lots of love to everyone from hot, hot Hayiroglu.
... br> For the people of Lystra to speak to Barnabas and Paul in their native tongue indicated, to some degree, a lack of Hellenization/Romanization (the Romans spoke Latin and Greek and made Latin the official government language and Greek the common language of the people). This further supports the fact that at least some portion of the native Lycaonian culture remained active in Lystra even after becoming a Roman colony.
With regards to the response of the ...
... There are 935 million Muslims in the world of which 17% to 18% are in Turkey. Turkey has been Muslim since the 9th century.
Good Muslims pray five times a day and cleanse beforehand - neck, feet, face, arms, hands, ears, forehead.
We also visited a whirling dervish museum - whirling dervishes were a sect who used whirling - approx 60 turns/minute - as a means of meditation.
Turkey has three earthquake fault lines and in ...
... to the 13th century. Though we did see a few other Western tourists during our rambles about town, they were all on organized tours, probably en route from Ephesus to Cappadocia. We did not see anyone else traveling independently in Konya. We ate lunch with the locals at a buzzing downtown eatery, our fingers dripping with grease from the local specialties of a super-tender mutton kebab and minced meat flatbread. Both were incredibly delicious. We got some dondurma, ...