Monday, June 2, 2014
This weekend I went to Konya. It was a very interesting experience as the city is considered the most conservative city in the country. I visited the Mevlana Museum that contained Rumi's tomb and the dervish barracks housed within. I must say that the tomb was one of the most gilded things I have ever seen. Photography, however, was frowned upon within the tomb complex. In Konya, I also ate lamb kebab, of which the city is famous for. I found it to be quite greasy but also very delicious. In addition to the Mevlana Museum, I also explored the city and went to the central historic part of town which is centered around Aladdin Hill and the old Seljuk mosque there. Overall, Konya, while not exactly the most fun city in the country, is definitely worth a look for those interested Turkey's history.