Otel Derya

Aziziye Mah. Ayan Bey Sok. No:15 Karatay Merkez, Karatay, Konya, Konya, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Konya

The long Silk Road

A travel blog entry by amcostin on Apr 29, 2014

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Another long travel day - about 10 hours in the minibus...we drove from Cappadocia along the ancient Silk Road just like the ancient traders. We stopped on the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary - like a hostel where the traders (and their animals) used to stay along their journey. We later stopped for a pretty average lunch at a truck-stop type restaurant, then in Konya at ...

Welcome to the Qur'an Belt

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Apr 16, 2014

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... at check-in--another sign that we were in the country's Qur'an Belt. Since we didn't think to bring a copy with us on this trip, we would have been in trouble when trying to check in at 10:30 p.m. at many of the city's hotels. Our hotel permitted us to check in without any issues, however, and we immediately set out to track down a very late dinner. Due to the day's hectic pace and hours on buses, we hadn't eaten since a grab-and-go hotel breakfast that morning, so ...

Home of Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by leonajim on Apr 05, 2014

21 photos

... or how good the doctors!

Hierapolis means "Holy City" because of its religious importance and also temples together with other religious buildings. On the other hand it is thought that Hiera was the name of the wife of Telephos. Telephos was the legendary founder of Pergamum so the founder of the city, Eumenes, named Hierapolis in honour of Hiera.

The hot springs at Hierapolis (which still attract visitors today) ...


A travel blog entry by hornygarlick on Oct 12, 2013

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... I'm thinking turquoise tiles like seen in this pics. So very beautiful. The Whirling Dervish was on the itinerary in Konya as Mevlana is the godfather of the dervish. A traditional Islamic ceremony/dance was very interesting ritual to witness. Quite a lengthy process of prayer and of course we had no idea what was bing said. There are some short video clip you can witness for yourself. There really must be some serious hallucinating going in after all that whirling! Mag ...

Back in the trenches

A travel blog entry by digsbysuky on Aug 04, 2013

1 comment, 10 photos

... his team since 1993!). In fact, I wrote a paper about repeated houses (where Neolithic people rebuilt their houses on the same footprint over generations and generations), using House 5 as a case study. Imagine my excitement when I actually saw the excavated remains of that very house in our site tour!!! I couldn’t stop taking pictures!!! I won’t go into a lot of boring details, but the visit to Catalhoyuk made a ...

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