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October 14 2015
This morning we left for a long day! I left my sunglasses behind but fortunately Perry has organized to get them sent on – they were under the bed! We first went to the Aspendos Theatre, which was absolutely brilliant – and is still being used nowadays. Long drive followed by a nice lunch again – I felt ...
... and Barnabas were run out of the city by a frenzied mob in Antioch of Pisidia, evaded a planned attack to stone them when the plot was exposed to the disciples at Iconium, and then in Lystra, Paul was stoned to the point of death (or stoned completely to death) but recovered and was able to regroup with the believers that night. In each circumstance, which got progressively worse, the Lord strengthened Paul and Barnabas to endure the pain and suffering and continued to ...
I came to Konya not having any plan for how I was going to get to the surrounding sites (Antioch of Pisidia, Lystra, Kilistra, Derbe, etc.) because they were very remote and there was no public transportation. While I was on the bus heading toward Konya, I had 4 hours to figure it out. I decided the best course of action was to rent a car and just drive to all these sites personally. I located quite a few car rental businesses on one of the ...
... for protection, perhaps to claim some form of ownership of the land and resources around them. They had to develop rules and social conventions as they lived in close proximity with their neighbours for the first time. They did not yet know how to make pottery, but were able to produce beautiful beads and incised stones from a wide variety of local and imported materials, small blades from obsidian (volcanic glass) that came from over 100 km away, ...
... 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 ...