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A very nice spacious hotel. Very friendly helpful staff. And a great breakfast.
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So pleased to see Kayla feeling better. It was just a cold but lots of muck inside her which made her feel so sick.
This morning after breakfast we got a lift from the owner up to the top gate of Pammukale via his family farm where we saw the new born calf. He had 5 cows which he milks, plus Olive trees as everyone seems to here. They keep …
... a shame.
From here almost the whole group ate at a local restaurant. I was the first one to arrive and they spoke no English, while I of course spoke no Turkish, they offered to try and converse in German, but I laughed and said 'Nein Duetch" which produced a few giggles from them. It';s about the first place we've been where there was no English. This is a much more conservative town.
Dinner was pide, a Turkish flat bear pizza type thing. Nice enough.
... surprised by the litter all over the place. Sad. We arrive at a hotel for a night's stop just to the north of Konya. Again we find ourselves in the middle of another booming area full of new buildings and two new universities. We were going to go out and visit the ancient town of Lystra (Konya = the ancient Iconium which Paul visited on two of his journeys) but we decide that r&r in the nice spa-pool and fitness area is a better plan under the ...
... retired there because populating Roman colonies with a Roman legion was Augustus' strategy for maintaining better control over Asia Minor. It is known that several mountain tribes in central Asia Minor, such as the Homandadenses, were resisting Roman rule and settling Roman soldiers (active and retired) in the province was an attempt to curtail their behavior and have local forces to quell any uprising.
When Lystra became a Roman colony and it became occupied ...
... the closest doner kebab joint and wolfed down plates of meat.
The next morning, April 17 (Day 113), we started by visiting the Mevlana Museum, which houses the original whirling dervish lodge and the sarcophagi of Rumi (called Mevlana by his followers), Sultan Veled and many other important dervishes. The sarcophagi are very unique, with covers that slant dramatically down from the head to the foot, and are topped with dervish turbans that display the ...