Actually, I wouldn’t have any idea if it was a moonlit night – the cloud cover was too thick – but I did try Turkish Delight late one evening. There are, thankfully, varieties that don’t involve nuts or coconut – two ingredients I generally avoid as I am not terribly fond of them. After all, as the saying goes, when in Rome… And, for that matter, Istanbul was once a capital of the Roman Empire.
One of the fun things about visiting a foreign country is learning and immersing yourself in another culture and another language. Sadly, I learned very little about the Turkish language itself – I was surrounded most of the time by English-speakers (my fellow classmates) and many signs were easily readable or interpretable by English-speakers or included English translations. But, I did want to learn, at least, how to pronounce Turkish. Continue reading