83 Photos - Sep 10, 2012
Photo: Gulcan's mom made us this amazing breakfast my first morning there.Photo: Selimiye Mosque. I came here whenever I needed a nap. It was so peaceful.

From Trip Advisor: "Selimiye Mosque , located next to Mavlana Mausoleum, commissioned by son of Suleyman, II.Selim, then the Governor of Konya Region is a rare example for classical period Ottoman architecture for the region. The construction of the mosque started in 1558 and finished in 1576 after Selim became Sultan. The architect of the mosque is believed to be the infamous Mimar Sinan the head architect of the great period of Ottoman architecture . The mosque has three entrances one of which is the ornate marble maingate and a large dome surrounded by semi-domes and the interior is sumptuously decorated. The ornate altar is made of blue marble, the white minber (pulpit) is a fine example of marble craftsmanship has a spire resembling the Green Dome of the Mevlana Museum next door. The mosque has two minarets an indication of Ottoman Dynasty structure."Photo: Wudu station at Selimiye.Photo: Photo: Mevlana Museum is the mausoleum of Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge  of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

Sultan 'Ala' al-Din Kayqubad, the Seljuk sultan who had invited Mevlâna to Konya, offered his rose garden as a fitting place to bury Baha' ud-Din Walad (also written as Bahaeddin Veled), the father of Mevlâna, when he died on 12 January 1231. When Mevlâna died in 17 December 1273 he was buried next to his father.

(From Wikipedia)Photo: Truth.Photo: Selimiye.Photo: Photo: In the Mevlana museum. Kind of cheesy but interesting.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dinner. My mouth is watering thinking about it.Photo: Huge borek that Gulcan's mom made for us.Photo: I forget what this is called but so good!Photo: Photo: A family area in Konya.Photo: 9D.Photo: Gulcan!Photo: Gulcan's friends/co-workers.Photo: Photo: Everyone decided to try on my glasses.Photo: Photo: Photo: Another lovely breakfast!Photo: Gulcan's house had grapes growing on the balcony. It was so quaint!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Semsi Tebrezi's tomb.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Boys waving hello.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Looking out at Konya from one of the highest points.Photo: Photo: Photo: Taking pictures of each other.Photo: Love this picture of Gulcan.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: With Gulcan and Andrea, who was another couch surfer from Brasov, Romania! So sad we didn't know her when we visited there.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The city lights up.Photo: Cold but happy.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Last meal in Konya. So good.Photo: Konya began with food and ended with food.