Travel Blogs from Meram
Konya was another one-night stop on our way to the central region of Turkey. Although it wasn't planned when we set out on this trip, it turned out to be a great place to spend the night. A little history for you - Celaleddin Rumi was one of the world's leading mystic philosophers and his poetry and religious writings are among the most respected …
We left Göreme after a nice breakfast and drove to Konya.
Konya is a big town and our way to the hotel was somewhat painful for both the driver and the navigator. It´s not easy to find your way through the narrow streets when your hotel is so close to the bazaar. But we managed.
Brian and Jane went to get a doctor for Jane´s ear and Hasse and I visited the bazaar.
The train ride from Istanbul to Konya was both comfortable and scenic. Worth more than the 63 YTL I paid for my ticket. Hotel Ulusan is also worth more than it's nightly price: 30 YTL. It's cosy and very clean. 2 out of 3 women that I have seen in Konya wear headscarves. The islamic beard is also worn far above the national average. The city is …
... as high as 5000 feet and just low enough we were inches from brushing the grape plants in the vineyards on the valley floor. At one time we counted about 38 other balloons in the air which made it fun as we could gauge how far up we really were by the size of the other balloons. It was definitely something I would have regretted skipping out on so was a good lesson for me.
We got back to the hotel around 8am, just in time ...
... up that morning, our pilot is called Mark and is from England, he later tells us it's his first day flying but we all hope that's a joke. Well, what can I say about this…. It's another first for me and am having plenty on this holiday… it's was incredible, awesome, overwhelming… that's the quietest I've been in days. Sometimes you need to let the photos speak for themselves…. enough said. It is also Doug's ...
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Yeni Meram Yolu No:2 Meram Merkez, Meram | Hotelfrom $70