Hilton Garden Inn Konya
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... it's not even there. Like of really noises clock you may have in your house that you don't notice anymore but anyone who comes and visits will. After our orientation walk we went back to our home and had an amazing dinner with the family. There was a chicken and potato dish, soup, chicken, chick pea and couscous dish, bread. After we were done sitting around we talked with the family and found out that the women do not work, they have ...
... pass through each year to visit the original whirling dervish lodge and tombs of Rumi, the great Islamic poet and religious writer, and his son Sultan Veled, who organized Rumi's followers into the hugely influential religious order of Mevlevi, or whirling dervishes.
We got in late following our long bus ride, and checked into our hotel. Of the three hotels within our budget that got good reviews, we chose the only one that didn't require a copy of our ...
... 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 ...
... survey looking for other settlements that may have been related to Catalhoyuk – my dissertation supervisor, Doug Baird, was part of the team that located this place about a decade ago.
But Boncuklu is smaller, older and therefore better, as the team mantra goes!
To get here, I flew from Geneva to Istanbul, then on to Konya early the next morning. I spent the day in Konya and then caught ...
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 of rain and the temperature noticeable cooler. We camped in the middle of field which offered ...
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