One of my favorite caravanserais in Turkey, this one is located in Aksaray which is easily visited on a trip to Cappadocia. A caravanserai is a hotel or inn that dotted the silk road to house the caravans overnight…so exotic!
3 finely grated onions
1 kilo (2 lbs.) ground beef
2 Tablespoons black pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely grated
4 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 cup oregano
1 1/2 Tablespoons red pepper
2-4 slices of old bread, soaked in water with no crust
Oil, any kind – sunflower is best
Mix all ingredients in large bowl. You want the meat to [...]
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This is a statue that commemorates the Hittites who are one of the many cultures to have lived in this region of Turkey through the ages. This statue stands right in the middle of Ataturk Bulvari and holds a special place in my heart. I have a photo of my brothers and sisters and a friend of mine when we were thirteen sitting on top of it. Too cool!
Last week I posted a portrait of an Indian Woman and this week it’s the man’s turn. I love it when I’m traveling and the people don’t mind if I photograph them. I always pose for people when they ask me to in photos as well. I believe photographers want to document what “living” in that particular country means, so if I’m looking disheveled (as often I do) while I’m taking out the trash or washing my car, I’ll gladly let you take my photo.
One thing you have to love about the Turkish countryside, it can seem rather desolate. Coming home late one afternoon from Konya the ride can be monotonous, but to brighten it up is this reminder that at home you can sit down and have a cold Efes beer. Never is an advertisement as welcome as this one.
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