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Walking With Nomads

Meet, Work and Walk with Turkey’s

Nomadic Yörük People

Award Winning Cultural Tour

Our   thoughts   and   feelings   about   a   nomadic   way   of   life   lie   deep   in   the   sub-conscious   cortex   of   our   brains.   Despite   the   rapid   development   of   modern   life   there   is still   a   vestigial   part   of   our   minds   and   our   souls   that   still   ties   us   to   our   nomadic   ancestry.   You   may   think   that   the   huge   commercial   enterprises   of   Knorr   and   Maggi were    the    inventors    of    packet    soups,    but    for    centuries    sun-dried produce    has    been    packed    and    carried    by    the    nomadic    Yörük,    to produce a soup that is a staple of their diet. Our   award   winning   tour   takes   a   small   group   on   a   journey   into   their ancestral   past.   We   will   meet,   eat,   work,   walk   and   play   with   the Yörük people   of   the   hinterland   of   Lycia.   Walking   on   ancient   migration   paths we    will    witness    life    on    the    Yayla    (high    pastures)    of    the    Toros Mountains.   Try   your   hand   at   traditional   skills   such   as   making   syrups from   grapes   and   carob,   making   tahini,   baking   bread   from   your   own ground   flour. These   are   not   cute   mock-ups   done   for   tourists,   these   are the day-to-day skills that support the life of the Yörük today. This   is   not   a   walking   holiday   this   is   a   cultural   tour   that   takes   you   deep into    a    vanishing    lifestyle.    The    Yörük    are    a    relaxed    and    ultra hospitable   people   with   warm   hearts   and   a   ready   smile.   They   are fiercely   proud   and   protective   of   their   values   and   culture   and   you   will make many new friends on our journey. We   will   experience   traditional   food   prepared   from   wonderfully   fresh local   incredients   and   be   inspired   by   the   the   awesome   scenery   and surroundings   of   the Yayla   and   the   coastal   villages   of   Lycia. This   is   an   area   steeped   in   ancient   history   with   many   turbulent   periods. Today   the Yörük   face   many   new challenges   to   their   traditional   lifestyle   and   we   will   learn   how   their   resillience   and   inventive   spirit   are   combining   to   protect   their   culture   and   lifestyle,   whilst adopting   new   skills   and   techniques.   The   Yörük   are   a   nomadic   people   but   many   have   settled   on   the   coast   in   fishing   villages   and   on   agricultural   land   near   to   the coast,   where   many   now   live   semi-nomadic   lives.   Their   culture   is   maintained   in   these   areas   and   is   celebrated   at   Nomad   Festivals.   Colourful   affairs   featuring parades and exhibitions of livestock are the order of the day. The prowess of camels is also celebrated with camel wrestling events in many parts of Turkey. Click the Link Below Detailed Itinerary
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jonnyturkstours.com
© Jon Graham Dardanos Travel
E & O E

Walking With Nomads

Meet, Work and Walk with Turkey’s

Nomadic Yörük People

Award Winning Cultural Tour

Our   thoughts   and   feelings   about   a   nomadic   way   of life    lie    deep    in    the    sub-conscious    cortex    of    our brains.   Despite   the   rapid   development   of   modern life   there   is   still   a   vestigial   part   of   our   minds   and our   souls   that   still   ties   us   to   our   nomadic   ancestry. You   may   think   that   the   huge   commercial   enterprises of   Knorr   and   Maggi   were   the   inventors   of   packet soups,   but   for   centuries   sun-dried   produce   has   been packed    and    carried    by    the    nomadic    Yörük,    to produce a soup that is a staple of their diet. Our   award   winning   tour   takes   a   small   group   on   a journey   into   their   ancestral   past.   We   will   meet, eat,   work,   walk   and   play   with   the   Yörük   people   of the     hinterland     of     Lycia.     Walking     on     ancient migration   paths   we   will   witness   life   on   the   Yayla (high    pastures)    of    the   Toros    Mountains.   Try    your hand   at   traditional   skills   such   as   making   syrups   from grapes   and   carob,   making   tahini,   baking   bread   from your   own   ground   flour.   These   are   not   cute   mock-ups done   for   tourists,   these   are   the   day-to-day   skills that support the life of the Yörük today. This   is   not   a   walking   holiday   this   is   a   cultural   tour that   takes   you   deep   into   a   vanishing   lifestyle.   The Yörük   are   a   relaxed   and   ultra   hospitable   people with    warm    hearts    and    a    ready    smile.    They    are fiercely   proud   and   protective   of   their   values   and culture   and   you   will   make   many   new   friends   on   our journey. We   will   experience   traditional   food   prepared   from wonderfully   fresh   local   incredients   and   be   inspired by   the   the   awesome   scenery   and   surroundings   of the Yayla   and   the   coastal   villages   of   Lycia. This   is   an area   steeped   in   ancient   history   with   many   turbulent periods.   Today   the   Yörük   face   many   new   challenges to   their   traditional   lifestyle   and   we   will   learn   how their   resillience   and   inventive   spirit   are   combining to     protect     their     culture     and     lifestyle,     whilst adopting   new   skills   and   techniques.   The   Yörük   are   a nomadic   people   but   many   have   settled   on   the   coast in   fishing   villages   and   on   agricultural   land   near   to the   coast,   where   many   now   live   semi-nomadic   lives. Their   culture   is   maintained   in   these   areas   and   is celebrated    at    Nomad    Festivals.    Colourful    affairs featuring   parades   and   exhibitions   of   livestock   are the   order   of   the   day.   The   prowess   of   camels   is   also celebrated    with    camel    wrestling    events    in    many parts of Turkey. Click the Link Below Detailed Itinerary
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