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Konya and Egirdir

Friday 25 September

Today the destination was travel to Egirdir, a small fishing village on a peninsula jutting into an inland lake.

First stop on the way was at Sultanhani to look at the largest caravanserai in the world.

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravanserai
Caravanserai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Konya, we went to the Mevlana  Museum and Mausoleum which was filled with many Muslims still celebrating the holiday. It was informative and the old rooms were used to show the living of the whirling dervishes. Headwear for women and covered shoes were required to enter the building which contained the sarcophagus for the body of Rumi, the founder of the dervishes.

Konya
Konya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konya
Konya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konya
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Rumi's sarcophagus at Konya
Rumi’s sarcophagus at Konya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a big day of driving for our driver Umet who fell asleep at the table over dinner. The wife of the restaurant owner cooked us some delicious lentil soup so we asked for the recipe and it was delivered in Turkish for translation by genghis. The small township of Egirdir was cobbled streets with old stone buildings. Our hotel was the hotel Merci and we opened the windows to let the fresh breeze through

Merci Hotel
Merci Hotel

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