Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Among the mussel folk of Rumeli Kavagi

Today, our second day we took a ferry trip up the Bosphorus to Rumeli Kavagi, retacing our steps from July 2006. It was a lovely (mostly) sunny day. Coming off the boat we went straight to the fishing harbour where we came across a number of families who were opening fresh mussels and putting them into buckets. These mussels will be sent to France to be eaten, apparently. The people wre a bit shy at first but became more friendly and allowed us to take some photos of them.

One of the street foods in Istanbul is mussel shells filled with a peppery rice and a mussle. They cost two for a pound, or 25 eurocents each and they are delicious!


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