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Travel Blogs from Konya
... the area – if you see a hill as you drive in this area, you can almost bet that its grassy top hides the ancient remains of a village or town. But Boncuklu is pretty unique in that it could be one of the oldest such villages on the Anatolian plateau! The round houses that we’re excavating were homes over 10,500 years ago!!! The people who lived here were on the edge of amazing social, economic and domestic changes. They resided in clusters ...
Wed 28 May, Whirling Dervish Museum, Caravanserai & shop
We left Antalya to drive through the beautiful Taurus Mountains. We stopped in Konya ro see the Mevlana 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 ...
... mosque they had there and all these sarcophagi were laid out around the room for the first members of the Mevlani sect with their robes laid over them and they even managed to get the sarcophagus of Mevlani himself. Then they had more books written by Mevlani followers and in the middle of the room a case with a little silver chest inside it, and they and the lid open but nothing was in there. In ...
... of the city there is a big roundabout thing which is basically a hill which has an old mosque and a nice park in. Its called Alaaddin Hill, and the mosque is called Alaaddin mosque. Theres also a nice fountain and benches so you can watch the busy city. I sat there and had a chicken doner and some almond cookies.
On the way back to ankara, I had an old fat woman sitting next to me on the train, and I swear I almost killed ...
... fun. In the afternoon, on the way back to Antalya, they played fun Turkish disco music and EVERYONE on board, including the old Turkish mamas, got up and danced. It was so much more fun than I’d expected. We’ve been talking about the Disco Pirate Ship all week!!!
It was a shock to get back to work, especially since we had a 6 day work week (9 hours per day) and also because the temperature has been in the mid-30s this week. ...
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