Saturday, June 2, 2012

Turkey Holidays & Turkish Delight !

The day for Josh to leave for UK is drawing near. It  is just a week from now and time really flies. Soon he will be there to finish his business studies. And guess why he is so excited...yea UK is the host for the Olympic Games this year :) He hope to be able to see some of the games when he is there.  Besides the Olympic games, I know he is looking forward to his Turkey Holidays which he has added onto his holiday list.  He took my advise to visit Turkey, a land full of history and beautiful beaches. The holiday package offers both cultural and nature treasures . Josh ,who loves  history  subject during his school days ,will get to see this ancient Roman ruins to the Byzantine Splendour of preserved Constantinople  ( presently Istanbul ) in person :)

Of course , besides the sightseeing , he can't wait to delve into Turkey's cuisine. Haha, I don't call him a Piggy for nothing.  He knows that Turkey is rich and varied as its history and with something to please the palatte of all tastes. He heard so much of the sweet sticky pastry delicacies of Baklawa and also the more hearty flavours of mixed meat and seafood meze.  I told him not to forget to get me a few boxes of Turkish's Delight or Lokum, a family of  confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. I love those rosewater flavoured ones. Packed in small cubes dusted with icing sugar copra.  I can't wait for him to bring back this sweet delicacy and not to forget my Turkish Apple Tea  !

1 comment:

  1. I think Lokum, or Loukoumi is the Greek name for "Turkish Delight" The firm jelly lumps. They do come in many flavours, with or without nuts. Personally, I do not like them at all in any flavours - the rose ones just taste like eating soap for me - bleurgh!

    We have just returned from 2 weeks in Rhodes, Greece - very close to Turkey actually (Marmaris).

    I hope Josh has a safe flight :)
    Did you pack waterproofs for Josh? We are having a very wet time over here :( Friday was exceptionally windy too :(