It's Sunday. It's Bodrum. It's Festival time.
This week-end it was the turn of citrus fruit to be fêted, specifically the mandarin. Ortakent, Bitez and Turgutreis all held events to honour this tasty fruit.
Once an important crop, mandarins have lost out in the popularity stakes to their seedless cousins, so a yearly festival reminds folk how tasty these local fruit are and provides an excuse for stalls bursting with colour to brighten up a winter day.
|Olive oil soaps|
|Bits and Bobs under a parasol|
|Lemon, orange and mandarin preserves with fruit teas|
|Massive bergamots and mandarin flower jam|
|Festival = balloons|