And the earth—we have spread it out wide,
and placed on it mountains firm,
and caused life of every kind
to grow on it in a balanced manner,
and provided means of livelihood for you
as well as for all living beings
whose sustenance does not depend on you." The Quran
Central Anatolia: Konya-Coppadocia
Day 4 (Nov 16, 2012)
Colossae Hotel near Pamukkale
Wake-up call was early and baggage have to be put outside
the rooms by 6.30 am. We started very early because the drive to Cappadocia was about 7 hours, the longest bus trip, stopping halfway at Konya. Breakfast was as usual with the same variety of food. Temperature has dropped to 10 degree
celcius from 18 degree last night. However as the day went on, it became warmer
and I could feel the sun from inside the bus. I was wearing a turtleneck
sweater and began to feel warm. Couldn’t take it off though, as I wore a sheer
It would be a one-hour drive to our next stop which was ‘Dinar. The mountaneous landscape along the route is quite forested as we
were then in the inner Anatolian region.
Stopped at Dinar for the delicious yogurt with honey and poppy seeds.
As we are going more and more into the hintherland, days became colder. At noon, it was already 8 degree celcius. Dominatn crop trees we saw alon the way were cherries. Halfway through Konya, we stopped to have served lunch at Cherry Garden/Kirazlibahce Restaurant which had a prayer area attached to it.
Rice and chicken kebab
Praying room (left) and ablution area (right) at Kirazlibahce restaurant
I was wondering at first of the spring 'cables'..see below :D. The instructions are given there but I dont understand Turkish. Anybody can enlighten me?
There is a story of The old man and the Donkey. I didnt listen when Ugur told us the story.
Over one hour later, we arrived at Konya to visit Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi mausoleum, also known as the Green Mausoleum before proceeding to a 3-hour drive cappadocia. He was a sufi mystique who founded the sect of the 'Whirling Dervishes" (see the white-robed man below?) I didn't know anything about him until I heard it from Ugur.
There were a lot of visitors, local and tourists alike. We wrapped our shoes in plastics before entering the mausoleum and discarded them in the bins provided after we came out.
To me, Konya mousoleum won't be a place I would like to go back again. The only thing that I like about it was the chance to see the tiny strands of hair of our prophet (SAW) and able to smell the fragrance that came out of from one of the cases that enclosed it. It was also crowded, understandably because people made a pilgrimage to it. On the hand, I had come to know about the Mevlana and his dancing dervishes, a type of sufism I have no inclination to follow.
We continued our way towards Cappadocia or Kapadokya for another 3 hours and the bus sent straightaway those who wanted take the Turkish bath to Elise Hamam. The remaining eight of us went to check-in at Kaya Hotel at Uchisar.
Dapatan Kajian merangkumi konsep, jenis pengangkutan awam, kepentingan, masalah dan cadangan mengurangkan masalah perkembangan pengangkutan awam di kawasan kajian calon.
Laporan dapatan kajian calon mestilah dikaitkan dengan kaedah kajian, apa-apa maklumat yang anda huraikan mesti dinyatakan sumber/kaedahnya, sekurang-kurangnya sekali bagi setiap aspek 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 dan 8.5. Saya sudah berikan contoh dalam aspek 8.1 dan 8.2 di bawah apabila anda hendak mentakrifkan konsep 'pengangkutan awam' dan menghuraikan jenis-jenis pengangkutan awam di kawasan kajian.
8.1 Konsep Pengangkutan Awam hendaklah ditakrifkan dengan lengkap dan disertakan contoh yang relevan. Anda boleh merujuk internet ( contoh: Wikipedia, blog), Kamus Pelajar Bahasa Melayu, Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Ensaiklopedia di perpustakaan sekolah anda serta buku-buku teks yang berkaitan.
Alhamdulillah..pada januari 25 dapat lagi ke tanah suci selepas 3 tahun berlalu. Kali ini membawa ibu mertua yang kepingin sangat melihat Kaabah lagi. Ini janji kami setelah tidak dapat mengikut kami menunaikan haji pada masa tu.
Tidak sempat mengarang panjang kerana perlu membuat persediaan untuk trip yang lebih jauh pada Jumaat ini, insya Allah
It has been a long time since my last post. Work has kept me from updating my blog. I have been on two trips and has been working on the drafts. I don't have enough time to select and edit some pictures, hence the delay.
Now, we are planning on another long distance trip in June for the whole school holidays. Air and ground tickets have been bought but proper itinerary needs to be documented to produce a smooth and enjoyable vacation.
We decided to make a trip to a small part of Europe before my daughter comes back for good in August.
Please pray for our safe travel and back. Thank you.