TravelPod Member ReviewsUlusan Hotel Meram
in the old town close to everything and a lot of help from the owner to find a doctor, a restaurant and the place where the whirling dervishes were performing
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... with a holy city. The center clock, as he explained, went backwards, a reference to Rumi, who believed time is an illusion. Celaleddin Rumi, or the Sultan of Rum, was a mystic philosopher in the early 13th century. A student of Islamic theology, Rumi is known for his poetry and religious writing. His son, Sultan Veled, formed the famous whirling dervish brotherhood to honor Rumi after his death. I haven't read ...
... memorabilia. Two hours out of Konya and we are still on the flat plain. We stop at a service centre for coffee and snack and we are the only ones eating in a huge restaurant with 8 staff all trying to please us. It's Ramadan and one of the staff explain that the place fills to overflowing with 100 buses at day's end. In the shop we found some goodies to bring home and Mick found a new look putting on a headpiece and looking even more Turkish than he ...
... near the tel in 1885. The Latin inscription reads:
DIV. VM. AVG. COL. IVL. FELIX. GEMINA. LVSTRA. CONSECRAVIT. D.D.Divum Aug(ustum) Col(onia) Iul(ia) Felix Gemina Lustra consecravit d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)
The inscription uses the full formal name of the city Colonia Iulia Felix Germina Lustra (“The Colony of Julia Felix Germina Lystra”)
Also near the tel of Zoldera Höyük, two other inscriptions were discovered in 1909. They confirm ...
... light fixtures and tiling, and a fashion district that sold a rainbow of women's robes and headscarves--there was not a trinket or tchotchke to be seen. We eventually reached Alaaddin Tepesi, a manmade hill that the Seljuk Turks constructed in the center of the exceedingly flat city of Konya to elevate their great 13th century mosque, Alaaddin Camii.
Alaaddin Camii was the first pre-Ottoman mosque we've seen in Turkey, and its history grants it ...
... who taught them that was a cappuccino! They were serving yoghurt (similar to Greek yoghurt) with a dollop of honey and poppy seeds, so delicious. The honey was thicker than what we have at home and not as sweet. So pleased with this considering the stale bread and tomato didn't hit the spot this morning! Arriving in Konya there a sense of order and uniformity. Similar multi story housing and office buildings only differentiated by a slightly different shade of paint ...
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