konya, turkey: whirling dervishes and mohammad’s beard

On a midpoint in my travels from Ankara to Antalya, the city of Konya welcomed me as it has welcomed many Muslim pilgrims over...

I am always in the thick of world events: the turkish north protests austerity

Having come from Malta where there were not only protests at the Libyan embassy, but at a moment when Libyan pilots landed and sought...

the incredible ghost town of kayaköy

Just a few kilometers from the town of Fethiye, a small tourist town that has become overrun by British tourists lies the small...

an unexpected trip to a runway show in selçuk, turkey

As the caption to a picture I posted to my personal Facebook page reads, somehow I ended up backstage at a runway show in...

a history of hagia sofia in istanbul, as told by sofia petrillo of the...

Picture it, Constantinople, 537.  A young emperor dedicates a new structure to St. Sophia, the Divine Wisdom.  Before this, he had spent many hours...

hamama mia! my night in a four hundred year-old hamam in antalya, turkey

On the road in Turkey between the conservative city of Konya, with its Whirling Dervish history, and the seaside town of Kaş, I spent...

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