Baglarbasi Mahallesi, Koyici Meydani Arslanlar Cd., No. 2 Baglar, Safranbolu, 78600, Turkey
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Otoban north of Ankara towards Karabuk
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Boy has to be 1,3,5,7 years old for circumcision. Preparation is begun expecially in summer. Clothes are bought, meals are cooked. Boy wears his special clothes and he rides horse. Hands of old peoples are kissed and boy takes his gifts like golden,silver. Amusement is organized in the cireumcision night. After circumcision, relatives of boy organize religions ceramony. While religions ceromony , boy lies down his bed. After religions festival, bükme, kiren sherbet and baklava is served to guests
The Hodja prays and then bride-groom enters to the room. Bride, waiting in the room, doesn’t talk. Bride-goom has to give money to see bride’s face (yüzgörümlüðü) Bride and bride-groom eat baklava brought from bride’s house.
On friday, “ semet” is done. “semet” is a kind of wedding custom. Wheat, sugar and money is put bride’s hand. Bride dances with her relatives and she scatters wheat, sugar and money for abundance. After the dance finish, everybody advises bride and the abstacles is spoken.
3 days later after “semet”, bride, bride-groom and relatives go to the bride’s house. They also go to the bride-groom’s house one week later and wedding finish.
Local food :Stuffed Vine Leaves
There are many wineyards in the region therefore vine leaves are abundant. A stuffing mixture of mince meat, rice, crushed wheat, finely chopped onions, salt-pepper and tomato paste is wrapped by boiled vine leaves.The stuffed vine leaves- “dolma”- is made with the help of friends and family and is especially served, wrapped in flat sheets of bread, at weddings.
Local Sweet:Turkish Delight
This delicacy is produced daily in many kinds such as with coconut, hazelnut, double roasted, saffron, rose and mastic. The turkish delight of Safranbolu is different from other turkish delight because it is less sweet and very light. It is a perfect gift for the elders we visit during special occasions and for our family and friends.
At one point, you'll come...
At one point, you'll come across the market area, which is spread out over several narrow alleys. The shops are not geared solely for tourists, and many double as workshops....so getting lost in the market is fascinating. The roads are too narrow for cars, so it is like going back to another time, where donkeys control the traffic! Safranbolu is definately on the tourist map, but only Turkish tourists seem to have found it as yet...so you don't get the tacky souvenirs which you find in more touristy places, and the touts are absent too, which makes for a refreshing change!! One of the mosques (I forget the name!) has a 'tourist market' in it's courtyard...but again, the touts are positively lethargic, and again, no tack! I like this place!!!
The best cafe in Safranbolu is just inside the 'tourist market', and serves excellent 'gozleme', the Turkish version of crepes filled with meat or cheese.
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Baglarbasi Mahallesi, Koyici Meydani Arslanlar Cd., No. 2 Baglar, Safranbolu