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... hunt for more like it. Thankfully, we are doing enough walking that I don't think I'm in danger of giving myself a heart attack. Oh, I didn't mention today's mid morning stop. We were in an area that is famous for growing poppies, and the dessert specialty is smooth creamy yogurt topped with tiny, tiny poppy seeds, and honey. We were all looking forward to spending the day high, but found out that it isn't the seeds that do the trick. Nevertheless, spoons came out and a huge ...
... people. Which makes sense as the Seljuks came from their ancestral homeland on the Central Asian Steppe and immigrated and conquered Anatolia, gradually mixing in, Turkicizing, and Islamizing the region as the time went by.
I loved Konya as a city and it's a bit unfortunate that I only had a day to spend here. If you want a neat place to come relax and just meditate, come to Konya!
Off to Cappadocia.
Till next time,
... to the Deva 1 Restaurant recommended by Sharif who left us on our own tonight. The tandir kebab [steamed lamb] was very good; the whipped version of an ayran, less so 20TL.
A walk around the Sultan Selim mosque and a water purchase before returning to the room to update the journal, download the pix and tend to the blog, the time heading toward 2300. Don't know how much sleep I'll get as it almost seems like a disco below my window.
... way. Most of them are well fed but still are very happy to get additional food. Everyone in the bus laughs at me but whenever one spots an animal, I’m immediately called upon to provide nutrition to the poor beast. My friend Caroline calls me Dr. Doolittle, friend of animals, but you may also call me Dr. Builittle.
Today, we’re leaving the beautiful city of Antalya and sadly, the seaside with it, to head towards Konya in the heart of ...
... in any number of ways probably. This fire breathing creature had the head of a lion, body of a goat and a snake for a tail.
After walking up a rough rocky path we came to the place where the fire lives; it is in an area of bare rock of a sloping hillside and comes out of small holes in the rock. There were 3 large flames and 9 small ones that we counted spread over about 2000sq metre. Also many more small holes where there has been a flame ...