Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Turkey: Uluborlu Bazaar

A bazaar under a huge canopy


Mostly all of the cheese is Sheep's cheese.

 Goat or sheep milk in  Fanta bottles

 No, Mick doesn't look like a tourist at all in his Wolverine t-shirt...errrr.  Hope he got a good deal.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Turkey: Mountain Lake trip

 On the way to the lake we stopped at a ice cold mountain spring.

 Garbage at the base of the spring.  Sadly this sight is all too often in Turkey, they are still stuck in the 70's when it comes to taking care of your trash.

Lake Eğirdir is fourth largest fresh water lake in Turkey.  It's huge and is brightly colored from algae.

 Village next the the lake

 Pink!  Rose scented and flavored things are a specialty of the area.

 Playing with my hat

 Cousins with a broken shade umbrella

 Freshwater crab shell
 Cousins sharing secrets

 After a swim

 The writing on the mountain side reminds me of all the towns in Montana with the letters on the hills or mountains.
 The peninsula where we ate.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Uluboru Food

 Stove top
 Cooked wheat drying (aka Bulgur)
 Breakfast, the traditional way.  Sitting on the floor is the more traditional way of eating in Turkey.  This was the first time that we got to do this.
 Mick's great aunt
 Cousins and more floor eating....Yum!
 Lentil soup
 Tomato salad
 Bean dish
 Desert!  Fried dough, covered in honey.
 Making Uluborul Börek.  A simple dough with a meat filling.

 A special treat, tea from a wood burning machine.

More tea, from a fruit seller at the side of the road.