Balloons, Rumi and Conservative Muslims
Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
46Trip End Jun 06, 2010
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When the group returned we continued our journey through central Turkey as we motored off to the town of Konya. Konya was the capital of the Seijuk Turks and is a very conservative city according our guide, Ali.
It is here that the poet Rumi, established his branch of mystic Islam know as the Whirling Dervishes. In the morning we will visit the museum that once was his mosque.
In Konya we stayed at the Rumi Hotel, across the road from the museum and had a very nice room, our best to date on this tour. We got lucky and got an upgrade to a suite! However, a suite is a bit of a waste for us. All we want is a shower, toilet (!) and a bed. The temperature is noticeably rising as we continue our journey. In the evening Ali did an orientation of Konya while we all wilted in the heat. A group arranged to meet for dinner but I begged off.