Çakırlar Market with Aynur
Just for a change, here’s a blog that doesn’t involve drunk people, well unless you can get drunk from Çay that is. 😉
Every Sunday in Çakırlar there is a market where you can buy the usual fruit and vegetables that they sell at the other weekly markets throughout Antalya. However, this one is a bit different in that quite a few of the stalls sell stuff that you wouldn’t normally get at the local Bazaars. For instance, here is a Bank Robbers hat.
This statue of a Gözleme making woman has seen better days. Maybe they keep it as a warning to all the Gözleme makers of what will happen if the Gözleme isn’t up to scratch.
Here is an example of one of the many areas where you can get some food.
Inside our one we had a small stove which the man came and lit and stocked up the wood a couple of times as well.
Aynur is happy with her Ispanak (Spinach) Gözleme but we both agreed that my Patlican (Aubergine/Eggplant) one was better. I was a bit surprised that there was some unannounced mince meat in it though. I am sure some vegetarians would not be too impressed with that, but I guess they don’t get many of those around these parts.
We ordered a Demlik (pot of tea) for 10TL. Normally a small glass costs 1TL and I think we got more than 5 glasses each out of it, so it was a bargain. 🙂
For once, when we got our meal the Garson didn’t say Afiyet Olsun (may your food do you good) but they put it on the cutlery set so we’ll forgive them this time.
Another Çay? Come on, you’ve only had 6 glasses.
Here are the ladies who made our Gözleme. While we were in there the Garson asked if we enjoyed our food and I said yes. It would have been rude to mention the hair that Aynur found in one of her pieces. I ate that one…..after I’d removed the hair, of course .
Aynur spotted some Avocado and so went to buy that and also picked up some flowers which are not counteracting the usual smell of my apartment. I purchased a new wallet which I had been meaning to do for ages as my old one had holes in it. 10TL for that seemed a fair price.
Of course, no market is complete without the Balloon Guy. They used to annoy me when my son was younger but now I find them quite charming. 😉
Here is a video I made mainly in the Gözleme place but also briefly of the market.
We didn’t manage to get around the whole market but in the photos you can better see some of the items that the were for sale.