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Trip Start Mar 04, 2009
Trip End Jun 28, 2009

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Flag of Turkey  , Konya,
Friday, May 8, 2009

Sorry about the spelling on my most recent blogs. İt seems that the Turkısh alphabet is different than ours and the keyboard is somewhat scrambled. They all look normal to me as İ type but the result ıs a challenging read.

We have left the magical landscape of Goerme and are headed towards the coast in a rental car. This has allowed us to stop to explore holes in the ground, chase storks across the steppes of central Turkey, eat at local doners (restaurants), and get lost wıthout the ability to communicate. Overall, lots of fun. Last night we stayed in Knoya with the intent of seeing the Whirling Dervishes. Flo and İ saw a short displayy of this ancıent İslamic myystical dance while in İstanbul and we wanted the children to experience it too. Unfortunately, it only happens on saturday nights. Maybe in the destinations along the coast

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robbinbwhitt on

Loving the posts and hearing about places I've never heard of before! Re: typing and the Turkish alphabet, the only key that's different is the 'i.' It appears as a 'y.' Otherwise, everything else is the same. xo

briancole on

rainy day in Asheville

Wow, your adventure continues! I am blown away by all that you all are seeing and doing.

It has been a very rainy week here in the mtns of WNC. The rains this spring have put a serious dent in the drought conditions of the past few years. When the sun does come out to shine, everything is very green and perky.

Jess is with us this week. He is very impressed with your world travels.

This Sunday the Bishop comes for his visitation. Lots of activity here this Sunday.

And Geoffrey and Dawn Rollins had their baby this week--a girl, Gabrielle Marie. Healthy and happy are all.

Peace and prayers,

Brian Cole +

masonprue on

We remember Konya very well. We had lunch there and then went to the Mosque to see the tomb of Rumi, the founder of the Sufi sect of Islam which created the whirling dervishes. Like you we were not there on a Saturday so only saw a model of one doing a dervish. As you were driving yourselves, we wonder if someone pointed you in the direction of Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 13:14) You were right on the route of St. Paul's first missionary journey. He spent some time in Antioch in Pisidia, and the ruins of the city are fabulous. We hope you went on down the valley to the port Perga of Pamphylia(Attalia today) which also has fabulous ruins. You said you were headed to the coast. Paul travelled all around these parts. We will have a lot to talk about when you get home. It would be great if you could get to ancient Troy which is further up the coast. We have a photo on our icebox of us standing before a reproduction of the Trojan horse. Your kids would love to climb up into it! Have fun and be sure to read your guide books!! Love and peace, Mason & Prue

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