Dedeman Konya Hotel & Convention Center
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Today was a drive day. Lots of distance to cover.
Interestingly, we've been thinking the wine here in Turkey is a bit yukko and today Alex (tour guide) tells us that the grape vines in Turkey are encouraged to grow along the ground (not on trellises) as apparently that makes the wine taste better...I beg to differ!
Our first stop wasn't far out of town. It was at a pottery shop combined with a pottery museum. We saw a clay pottery demo and then let loose in ...
... even when circumstances proceeded to worsen. The Lord's deliverance was not to remove the experiences (because that obviously did not happened at Lystra) but to help them make it through the suffering.
God's deliverance does not always consist of taking away problems and making our lives easy. The Lord never promised that the good news would put us on an easy and safe road to travel. He just promised those who would choose to take would undoubtedly make it to the end.
... The Mevlana Museum is one of Turkey's premier museums. We saw many interesting relics in the well-curated displays and learned a lot about this fascinating, sometimes controversial order of Islam that became closely linked with the Ottoman sultans.
We next wandered through Konya's bazaar, which was notable for how non-touristy it felt. We walked for several blocks through what we referred to as the "Home Depot district", a series of shops selling sinks and ...
... I'm thinking turquoise tiles like seen in this pics. So very beautiful. The Whirling Dervish was on the itinerary in Konya as Mevlana is the godfather of the dervish. A traditional Islamic ceremony/dance was very interesting ritual to witness. Quite a lengthy process of prayer and of course we had no idea what was bing said. There are some short video clip you can witness for yourself. There really must be some serious hallucinating going in after all that whirling! Mag ...
... was built like a castle for security and the trading goods were insured. The health of the caravan was ensured also, because treatment and medication was provided free of charge. The first week of their stay was free of charge, but 11% taxation was taken from both buyers and sellers when goods were traded. Sultanhani Caravanserai was one of the most important stopping points along the Silk Road. A magnificent portal allowed access and four octagonal ...