We arrived at Konya at lunchtime and our lunch was at a caravanserai that was converted into a restaurant. A caravanserai is an ancient traders hotel that catered to both the travellers and their caravan of animals such as camels. The environment is something different from the ordinary.
After lunch we made our way to the Mevlana Museum which is the original lodge of the Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group.
We continued our long journey and we had the next welcomed stop at the caravanserai at Sultanhani which is the largest and best restored caravanserai in the region.
Finally, we arrived in the region of Cappadocia and checked into the Peri Tower Hotel in Nevsehir. It had the best spread of buffet dinner so far. After dinner, we rushed off to an underground restaurant for our Turkish Night, a night of Turkish cultural dances including the Whirling Dervishes and the Belly Dance. For many in the tour the most interesting part of the evening was the free flow of drinks for the night, both soft and hard that included vodka.