My Mum asked recently what the food is like in Turkey. Here I would like to introduce one of my favourites so far.
This is Lahmajun. Beef mince on a very thin crunchy base. You squeeze some lemon juice onto the top, chuck some salad on, roll it up, and eat with your hands. Jolly good. This stack of three lahmajun (each is cut in half) cost 3 Lari (US$2.10 / NZ$3).
Mandarins by the way are 1 Lari (NZ$1) a kilo. Nice sweet juicy mandarins. I can easily down 1kg in one sitting.
So yeah, tomorrow I head towards Erzincan, another big city about 190km west of Erzurum. Hopefully shouldn’t take more than three days to get there. And just check out the weather forecast for Erzincan. Should be a tropical holiday compared with what I’ve had here for the last week!