Travel Blogs from Konya
... the Thermal 'Colossae' hotel- it was colossal!! A gaudy hotel which another tourist accurately described as the perfect setting for My Big Fat Turkish Wedding. This place had everything; its own gift shop, nightclub, children's play area, thermal spa, pools etc. but absolutely no personal touch or charm. It was definitely an experience staying there, like a tacky cruise-ship on ...
... of spiritual authority. The sarcophagi are all housed in a gorgeous domed room filled with calligraphy, Mamluk crystal lamps and other ornate decorations. The museum understandably does not allow photography inside the mausoleum, but the beauty and mysticism of the room is seared in my memory.
Outside the mausoleum, the dervishes' former cells (small rooms where they lived) now display ethnographical exhibits about dervish life, culture, history and ...
... to the underworld. The cave emitted poisonous vapours in ancient times, and still does! Only priests understood the secret of holding one's breath around the toxic fumes, any animals which entered it died.
After a look around we decided to find out for ourselves about the waters and paid to go into the warm Thermal Pools. The spring here is one of the sources of the warm mineral rich water. It was just beautiful and ...
... Germany, at the moment he aplied for second time. Hmmm, strange are those rules. J
I’ve told him I’m the only volunteer in Sinop and that EPEKA Turkey is the only NGO in the province. We decided to meet us today in the sport center, where he works as a coach. As mentioned before, İ came back from Ankara, before Ankara İ was in Konya where EVS had On arrival training. Fancy hotel, fancy food! Although as a volunteers we are used ...
... ceramics under its beautifully decorated green domed ceiling. It was the centre of philosophy and research in 13th century. We visited the Ince Minaret Medrasa (Slender Minaret Medrasa) which dates from the 13th century. Originally a medrasa, an islamic school, it is now a museum of wood and stone carving. It is named for its elegant tiled minaret. The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today, and had an unusually ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking