Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Just from holiday in Bodrum

I've abandoned my blog for more than a week as I was enjoying Turkish sun and heavenly blue sea in Bodrum. So above you can have a look at a painting of Bodrum castle. I took the photo of the painting in Yalıkavak, a town not far from Bodrum, as there was a lovely tiny Art street with many artists painting just on the street. Unfortunatelly, I wasn't able to find out the author of the painting but still it shows the beauty of the symbol of Bodrum! And it's really worth visiting!!!

Below I added some more photos of Yalıkavak, the place where we stayed. It is a small town and this area if full of summer houses and popular with British and French summer house owners. Tourist influence was so visible when we went to a Thursday street market. Though it sells everything that you can find in any other street market in any other part of Turkey, but still you can find many things that are more for Europeat taste, e.g. great variety of spices ( Turkish generally use just red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, black pepper, mint and cumin), special souvenirs just for tourists... and of course prices are a bit higher that let's say in Istanbul. But what I really enjoyed in there was olives stuffed with garlic!!! I wish I had bought more of them!!!

In the next few days I will post some photos of the market and what I made with the ingredients bought over there. Well, it was holiday, so I didn't spend much time cooking, but as our summer house was quite far from the main town, there was no choice as I'm not keen on fast snacks or canned food. Anyway, I hope all of you are enjoying summer!!!

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  1. Bodrum has been declared a historic preservation zone and has a special architecture... I am in love with bodrum turkey. It has offered me everything I wanted from a holiday destination.

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