The next installment
Contributed by Gerald Maclean
In some villages, elder statesman reported what they believed Evliya to have said about their locality. In Ücbaş, we were told Evliya had praised the local garlic, but have yet to verify this.
Thanks to the brave and agile horses, we forded rivers and climbed mountains.
We made friends with local villagers and stopped for tea in village tea-houses.
We explored ancient sites and Ottoman cities:
We attended rahvan (pacing) horse races and mounted cirit (javelin) matches: