Friday, April 10, 2009

Captivating Cappedocia Part I

We had an absolutely wonderful 3 days in Cappedocia! I took so many pictures I'd love to share with you, so I'll make this a "Part I, II, III, etc." post. The drive down was rainy, but fun. The scenery is so interesting, it makes the road trip fun. We rode past multiple shepherds out with their flocks, even in the rain. The first night we decided to stay for dinner at our pension (a pension is a small, individually owned and run motel). A pension is cheaper than a hotel, but you certainly get more culture and hospitality there. In Cappedocia, all the pensions are carved into the caves and built with stone. So, that night we sat down to place our order, but there was no menu, no meal selection...just the meal they decided to fix for us. The young man threw some beef slices, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, onions, and a little oil/spices in this pan and threw it in his wood-burning stove. It was delicious!

Ross was the last one at the table, so this little kitty took his spot.

I was intrigued by the plates, all Turkish painted pottery and all chipped and all different. I loved them!

We started our meal with little clay pots filled with Lentil Soup. Nothing could make my hungry kids happier. Benaiah even got to eat some.

1 comment:

Melanie Keffer said...

Oh wow. That looked delicious! What an adventure!


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