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We walked around the site for a while, admiring the exquisite animal carvings, then headed back to Glorious Urfa to explore the city. We started by eating baklava. Baklava originated in this part of Anatolia, which reputedly still produces the world's best baklava (don't tell the Greeks that, though!). While the very best baklava shops are supposed to be in Gaziantep, the nutty, syrupy layered phyllo dough we had was damn good, ...
... Mosque, Urfa Castle, Abraham's Cave, and Ayn Zalihav Lake. Someone told us it was a busy time in town because people came to celebrate Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
Per Wiki, Urfa was officially renamed Şanlıurfa (Urfa the Glorious) in 1984 because city officials wanted a grander moniker, similar to those of neighboring cities 'Gazi' (veteran) Antep and 'Kahraman' (Heroic) Maraş. Everyone keeps it ...
... Each pillar has a height of up to 20 feet and a weight of up to 20 tons. They are fitted into sockets that were carved out of the bedrock. Their function is not yet clear, but my impression is that of a religious site. The animal totems carved into the slabs along with their arrangement into circles; the massive effort of Neolithic peoples to create this site; and its location on top of a high hill with no access to water. The view across the hills and down to the plain is ...
... sure when I say that I’ve “been there, done that”. Many people from many countries I have been to wish nothing more than to go to New York or L.A. because again that whole traditional thing is “been there, done that” for them. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I have a dinner date with a Kurdish family, so I have to wrap this up…
This trip has definitely given me a whole lot to think about.
Till Next Time,
... plate doesn’t really help with the smoke extraction process so in between flipping things Pero is wiping away the smoke tears. Probably the greatest motivation for efficiency there is. Get in and get out. Quickly. Hampered somewhat by having to show us homestayers the ropes but I guess the amusement factor makes up for it.
After breakfast I have a little food coma nap and wander into the kitchen - only ...