While coming home from school by minibus today, I realized something that may be interesting for people out of Turkey. That is how we pay the fare. You know a minibus has 8 or 10 seats inside. If you sit at the back, you politely ask someone sitting in front of you to pass the money to the driver. Noone refuses to do this, so don’t worry! He takes the money and gives it to the driver. The driver does the same to send you the change. He gives the change to the person who passes your fare not even saying a word, and that same person passes the change to you this time. Most probably he doesn’t say anything as if this is what he is doing every day like washing face, brushing teeth, getting dressed. No he is not even expecting a ‘thank you’, either! But it’s always good to be polite, so it’s better to thank him. If you sit on a front seat, someone might touch on your shoulder to ask you to pass the fare. People even don’t look at each other’s faces when doing this. You just focus on the money, take it and pass it to the driver. Don’t forget the change if there is any! Doesn’t it sound funny? This is just for minibuses, we have to buy tickets for buses and we don’t have to communicate with anyone on buses.
How is it paid in your country?
Now I can talk on this yummy pastry. These are very similar to cigarette borek in shape, but their method is different. I made these at the weekend and stored some in the freezer for unexpected guests. They are absolutely so fluffy with the help of some icy water. I strongly recommend you to try this if you love puff pastry. It is so easy as I don’t roll out the dough this time, I used phyllo instead.