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Turkish Delight and Turkish Spice

I never knew there were so many kinds of Turkish Delight, until my recent trip to Turkey.  When I went to Antalya, I asked what these tempting things were and were told they were Turkish Delight.

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Turkish Delight, Antalya

I had thought Turkish Delight just looked like this

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Then I saw more that looked like this.  Unfortunately, I did not get to try the kind shown in the first and third picture

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Here, there’s an assortment that looks similar to what I know Turkish Delight looks like, and did you know it also tastes as good as it looks – you might even say it’s delightful!

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Here is a whole display case (very close by to Hadrian’s Gate) full of Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Turkish Delight, Antalya

Here’s two more delightful kinds of Turkish Delights

 

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Growing up in England, I used to love eating Turkish Delight covered with chocolate, and since this is not a picture that I took – I will just include the website link so that you can see it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry’s_Turkish_Delight

I did take boxes of Turkish delight back to the USA to give out as gifts to friends

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Well, if you don’t like sweets, you might like spice?  As the saying goes…..sugar and spice makes all things nice.  I certainly enjoyed seeing both (and trying both), and when it comes to sugar and spice, I can’t choose.  I like sweets, and I also like spicy dishes.

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Well, I certainly like how spices are displayed in the markets and stalls in Antalya.

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Turkish Spice, Antalya

Hope you enjoy some sugar or spice every now and then.

Just A Little Bit Of Turkish Delight

Turkey delighted me when I visited that mysterious country in 2006.  We were on a cruise with MSC Musica from Venice, Italy, and visited several ports in Europe.  One of our stops was in Izmir and another one in Istanbul.  I had to get out of our taxi which we took from the cruise port to the Mosque to actually venture closer and even go in the Mosque.  Nobody else in the car wanted to go into the Mosque, but I could not let such beauty and magnificence pass me by.

Here are some pictures of the Blue Mosque in Izmir, Turkey:

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey - near the Blue Mosque

Izmir, Turkey – near the Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

This was taken inside the Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Last look at the Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Then it was time to get back to the MSC Musica

MSC Musica

MSC Musica

Turkey is an incredibly beautiful country that I have to explore much more on a future visit.  The amount of time that you get while on a cruise port of visit is not adequate enough when visiting a land that is full of cultural mystique and glory as Turkey is.  My next post will include more pictures taken in Istanbul.