Trip Start Mar 10, 2009
15Trip End Mar 22, 2009
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so today we traveled along the ancient "silk road" toward Konya. The landscape changed...as did the weather, now we have snow. They do not grow olives and oranges here now it is sugar beet, cherries, wheat & barley. Further east, grapes for wine etc. We drove past/through Laodicea (new testament gospel of Luke, luke warm...spit you out) an Colassia (Paul's letter to the Colassians) Also, travertine & marble quarries. Lunch in the town of Dinar, famous for yogurt, honey and poppy. (opýum and regular version) Mix the honey and poppy seed into the yogurt for delicious snack. The yogurt here is thicker than in USA. Even thicker than sour cream for example. Takes getting used to, but now I like it very much.
p/s maybe you are curious what have I been eating? Every breakfast has yogurt, honey, tomatoes, olives and white cheese. Every lunch/dinner has kebab (chicken, lamb or beef), rice pilav and I forget the turkish word but is basically a meatball. Also always pasta, usually spaghetti but sometimes macaroni. My favorite is goulash (sp?) which is mixture similar to stew. Meat, carrot, peas maybe potatoe.