Travel Blogs from Konya
... call. Once iman did the prayer call which was about 8.30pm everyone started eating but very orderly. It is not a tourist friendly place but is often used as a stop over on the way to the Cappadioccia region.
Shopping was reasonable even though we didn't really get time to shop but we did buy Maxy birthday present.
Konya is the home of whirling dervish sect of Islam, it's where the whirling dervish started.
... in Turkey. It was a very busy day because we also stopped at the Mevalona Museum. This is the mausoleum of Jalal ad- Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persain Sufi mystic also known as Mevalona or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order better known as the whirling dervishes. One more place to visit till we hit our home stay and this was Catalhoyuk. This is is a very large Neolithic and Chalcolitic proto-city settlement ...
... with the peaceful scenes looking across the lake and fun curvy road hugging the lake's edge made for a very relaxing ride. I was in the midst of this meditation when unfortunately a tiny squirrel must have been scared by me riding by and ran across the road in front of me. It tried to run back but I still hit it. I felt so bad for killing the poor thing, I can only hope one of its predators found it and enjoyed the ...
Konya has a very strong Islamic influence so there is no alcohol in this town. I'm sure this won't hurt any of us not to have a few drinks with dinner tonight! On the 7hr bus ride to Konya again I notice many wind turbines. I have seen many as we have travelled down the west coast and inland. We stopped at servo for our usual cappuccino which consists of Viennese coffee powder stuff like my grandmother used to have for special treats! Coffee powder, powdered milk and sugar; ...
... my friends from University of Liverpool), Australia (one of the co-directors is a professor in Brisbane), Canada and the US.
I’ve been spending most of my time digging in trench P with a site supervisor named Jody, who’s a really fun Aussie. We have a great all-girl team and have lots of time to joke and laugh while working (otherwise, the sun would be killing us). The other 3 trenches have canvas shade covers ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking