Turkish food

It was a sunday while I rushed back home from my cake classes. The very last class it was supposed to be and am supposed to get my masters certificate in a week. Sundays are good market day at crescat boulevard araliya car park and I love the good market for its good food and stuff.
I decided to try turkish food on last Sundays good market for a change. Big borek was in my mind when I decided so, having come across the good market Facebook page and knowing that big borek has a kind of pate I’ve never tried I contacted them on whatsapp and asked to reserve 6 pieces for me.
How my conversation started is a funny sort of story.
I dint know much about turkish food except I knew how turkish delights look. I asked the person who sells at big borek the price of those pakoras and The reply was so kind yet informative. Those are turkish lentil pates sold as 2 for150 rupees.
I ordered 6 for me and my family.  My visit to the good market was to buy those lentil pates. I headed over to the big borek which stood amongst the many stalls with a nice spread of turkish food. The nice lady behind this turkish delight was a turkish lady herself and mentioned she was originally from Istanbul.

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She had all her food nicely closed and served all with a care and cleanliness was so vital in her hands.
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When I asked her why she named her stall big borek, she pointed over to her apron smiling while she explained that borek means those pate sort of food in turkey and she believes big is good and nice name so she called it big borek.
This nice lady from turkey bakes and cooks all that she sell by herself.
She also mentioned that she made feta  cheese at home and used it in the pastry that was available for sale. I was impressed and decided to buy a pastry to fill my hungry tummy which was empty with no breakfast due to a rush for  classes early in the morning with only a cup of tea.
The feta and spinach pastry was so tasty and crispy, I loved it and am inspired to try my own pastry recipe soon. Those pastries were called pogca I guess its turkish.

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I also bought a rotti to accompany the lentil pate and some baklava which was also home made and looked good. My dad loved it so much.

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Finally I went home with some nice turkish food and good few words from a nice turkish lady. I forgot to ask her name yet il go back to her stall soon for snack.
She mentioned she does it as a hobby and decided to bring turkish food for the sri lankans as turkish food is something you can not find in sri lanka. I totally agree with her she did save me a flight ticket to turkey by helping me blog about turkish food at the comfort of sri lanka (just kidding):D of course I wanna go visit turkey one day.
Until then let’s explore.
Its travel and foods pictures to follow-
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It was indeed a colourful food tour with bog borek.
When your in sri lanka the next time and feel like going for turkish visit the good man stalls on sunday at crescat boulevard araliya car park, Saturdays at the race course colombo 7 nuga car park or the diyatha uyana at waters edge stalls on Thursday.
For more details head over to the good market facebook page.

So this week was a turkish weekend. Next week there will be something different from.the good market until then it’s bye from mafaza.
mafaza

“World’s Famous Ghost Towns”

Ghost Towns, does it sound familiar?
Whether you’ve heard of a ghost town in a movie, a newspaper article or any other source I decided to give all of you guys out there a very brief insight into ghost towns and the top 10 ghost towns in the world.
As a hobby which is to research, write and blog anything and everything that interests me which I really enjoy sharing on my blog today, I am glad to have found a new subject to write on about.
The first I did was gather some information about Ghost Towns and here is what I found;
A ghost town is an abandoned city, town or village which contains substantial visible remains of that place. Most of the ghost towns were populated and flourishing but later became abandoned after the collapse of its main business activity for e.g.; coal mining or gold and natural resources, etc.
Some of the causes of a town being called as a ghost towns are listed below;
Diminution of natural resources such as;
1. Gold exploration
2. Coal mining
Natural calamities such as;
1. Flood
2. Earthquake
Human made disasters and other such as;
1. Nuclear accidents
2. Loss of potential business
3. Economic crisis
4. Emergence of war

Apart from the collapse of the main business due to natural and human caused disasters which has turned these wonderful cities into Ghost Towns and become tourist attractions due to periodic architecture.
The top 10 Ghost Towns
in the world are listed below;
1. Bodie mono county California
2. Kowloon walled city
3. Kolmanskop Namibia
4. Ovadour sur glane
5. Prypiat Ukraine
6. Craco Italy
7. Pompeii Italy
8. Bam Italy
9. Minam
10. St Elmo Colorado

If you like to learn more on this subject check out the link below and probably you could include into your next travel itinerary.
http://famous101.com/famous-ghost-towns-of-the-world