Yesterday, our host Willemijn introduced us to Mehmet Ali – a local artist and antique trader. He has the most wonderful collection of old maps, bric a brac, kilims and furniture. I find his… Continue reading
So much of my thinking leading up to this trip has focused on how to engage with Turkey as cultural strangers, as people who have no direct connection to the culture and history… Continue reading
We recently discovered the story of Thecla, who was a significant figure in early Christianity also hailing from Konya, one of the places we will be visiting in September. This is our adaptation… Continue reading
We have been discussing the various ways of thinking about the map, as our separate understanding of mapping is quite different on a number of levels. Marty’s training as a cartographer provides a… Continue reading
Here is a very interesting list of maritime customs and superstitions I came across recently while looking for marine mythology. It was located on a website titled Pacific Offshore Rigging Maritime customs and… Continue reading
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Better known as many as the Whirling Dervishes, the Mawlawi Order are a Sufi order founded in Konya (in present-day Turkey) by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, a 13th century Persian… Continue reading
I have just realised I can update the map on the blog via Google My Maps, which means we can annotate the map and add references. The post about the Seven Churches of… Continue reading