Travel Blogs from Konya
Most of today was spent on the road inland, with some lectures on the bus. We drove past Lake Acigol, which isn't really water, but sodium. Not the kind you eat, but the kind used in making detergent...so no swimming unless desiring a bath. Those of you who know Bill will appreciate this story. My shirt was shedding little blue bits of fuzz …
... to me. His name was Recep and he owned a carpet shop nearby. He told me that this mosque was from the baroque period and was originally burned down but was restored. Recep also told me of some other museums that I had to see while I was in Konya, so I did.
I went to the Karatay tile museum which has very old mosaic tiles, the Stone and Wooden Carving museum, and a cool archaeology museum which has the sarcophagus of Hercules.
... confused people, causing them to want what others wanted
them to want. People didn't even know what they really wanted, anymore.
-----I was happy I didn't have Fa**bo##. And, when I finished my
world travels, I didn't want to have the internet in my house. Nor a
-----But, this story wasn't about the internet. It was about saying
good-bye to Turkey. And there wasn't a better way to say good-bye to a
country, than with a MODERN ODDYSEUS' TOP ...
... Steve is doing, he just seems to be moving boxes, good thing Grae and I are under military precision.
So we only had one casualty during dinner prep and that was one garlic bread to the fire, but it went down a treat anyway. Garlic bread success and a hit, good work by us I say.
There were a few songs around the camp fire and then by the time we had finished cleaning most had gone to bed, so a ...
... comfortable visit. One the road again, we stopped at a karavanserei, a place built in Turkey for Silk Road trains to stop in order to lure them to this area. It was quite elegant for its time with side rooms next to a large courtyard, animal stalls opposite, a place to pray in the middle and winter quarters for people and animals in ...