Travel Blogs from Konya
... 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 ...
All in all a great first day's riding in Turkey. I think you could have a very enjoyable few days in this area - much the same impression as I had after riding the Izu Skyline in Japan. Basically every single road has something nice to offer a motorcyclist. I also wrote a silly poem about day 1 which you can see in the photos, obviously it had been a while since my last bike tour and it went to my head a bit ;-)
... many many mosques. We visited a felt shop and watched felt rugs being made. The woman who runs the store in Argentinian, she has been operating the store for the last 20 years. Still much of work is done by hand however some of the larger pieces require machine kicking to help shrink the felt. A mammoth job by hand. The woman demonstrating was quite slight in build although wry masculine, strong hands and super toned arms! Has to be a benefit from all that tough work! ...
... her head covered and men tend to wear baggy trousers. Konya is the most conservative city in Turkey. Rarely is a woman seen without her head covered and men wear baggy trousers. Konya has always been a trading centre and is a big city with many apartments, mosques and fountains. The local people tend to marry and do business between themselves. As the majority of the population is Muslim, it is difficult to buy alcohol in the city, however Konya has the ...
Its summer and time for me to start another adventure in archaeology. This time, it's a new country (at least to dig in), a new project and a very different time period than anything I’ve worked on before.
I’m working at a site called Boncuklu Hoyuk, which means "hill of beads" in Turkish. This because the top of this small mound would become littered with ancient beads after every rainfall. And when ...
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