Travel Blogs from Konya
... only. Also it started with a lot of chanting and reed music before they started to walk in and bow to each other. Finally when the actual whirling started it looked fantastic - 21 men all circling while whirling. How they kept in place was amazing.
The Mevlevi sema is the Sufi worship ceremony in which the Mevlevi dervishes whirl for a quarter of an hour at a time in their quest for mystical union with the Divine.This ...
... 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 ...
... to the land of Turkomans passing through Erzurum and Tabriz and from the Black Sea region to Iraq via Amasya - Tokat - Sivas - Malatya - Diyarbakir at a distance of 30-40km, a one day camel trek.
From the caravanserai we then headed to Cappadocia where we will rest for the day in preparation for the hot air balloon ride the next morning. Yippeeee :)
... 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 ...
... is the parmesan cheese, you see travelling on a budget means if you have meat you can’t have cheese, so bland spag bol it will have to be. So we drive and drive and drive, until we hit a dirt track and head down it. We go through a small village and then head off road. It felt like the truck nearly tipped over when we did head off road but we made it. Not sure where to camp as the field is an open plain and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking