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I'm showing Izmir Turkey and some of the "outdoor' workers that are there everyday of the week.......trying to make a living. I posted some of the various jobs. Trust me it gets extremely hot there in the summer and some of those jobs I would rather stay in.
This lil' old lady with her husband has this make-shift tent and whips up these goodies all day and sometimes around noon there is a line/up. it's like a very thin pita bread with a cheese filling and some herbs......and then they roll it up for you.
These ladies are making a dough called 'yufka', they then fill it and bake it. This is done in a park, with seating outdoors all around and beautiful flowers. It's quite nice and so peaceful to be sitting in this park with the noisy city behind you.
This guy is selling his purses, a lot of them are knock-offs and you sure can spot it. Believe or not but they sell for about 2 dollars. Thats what I call a bargain.
This woman sets her lil' business up everyday with her teenage son in the outdoor market and whips these things up non/stop. It is filled with cheese and some greens and herbs. Very delish........yummmm brings back memories. Her son bakes them for her in some make-shift contraption of a small barbecue. If you look on the bottom left you will see the finished product.
Some village ladies come into town and sell these flowers and some herbs and unbelievable prices that we in North America would never dream off. I got a huge bunch of Fresia for 2 bucks, probably 5o dollars worth here. At the end of the day they are all sold out. People love flowers there and aleays buy some on their way home.
These 2 Rabbits also have a daily job.........you pay the vendor a dollar and he lets the rabbit pick out a piece of paper for you and on it it has your fortune. I know it sounds fishy......but hey the poor guy makes al iving with his rabbit buddies. The rabbits are so well trained and all the kids come up to pet them....so cute.
For 5 dollars this driver and his horseys go around the city.........you can hear them clopping on the old brick roads form the 17 th centuery. This is my fave when I visit my Sisiter-in-Law.
Yummmmmmmmm.......the Turkish Doner, so good. But with that weapon that he's holding it's quite scary to ask him for a sandwich. They put it on a fresh pita with tomatoes [that are like real tomatoes], Turksih green peppers [like a Cubanelle], onions and some white cheese and parsley. So delish.
Poor lil' man he fell asleep in the sun trying to sell his dried herbs........I use to see him there everyday of the week. Can't remember which herb it is but he usually would sell them off.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my 'outdoor' tour of Izmir, Turkey!!!!!