I have had alcohol problems in the past, but now after my gastric sleeve surgery, I cannot handle it anymore. This is a good thing really. I have been going to NA meetings, and I recently celebrated 90 days sober.
When I try to drink, I vomit immediately. It doesn`t matter if it is beer, wine or liquor. We are going back to Turkey in May, and this time it will be a sober time for me.
It is tempting to drink alcohol there because it is everywhere and very cheap, but I will not mess up my sobriety this time.
More and more of the restaurants in Oba had closed down, and mom and I were looking for a place to eat. We discovered this restaurant by the taxi central, and we ordered meat balls, a portion to share. It was a pleasant experience, and the food was tasty. I will give this restaurant an 8 out of 10 on my review.
They didn`t have much on the menu, but we wanted meat balls. The staff were very friendly, and it didn`t take long to wait for the food.
We have been to Galipo Restaurant many times before, and the food is always good. But this time it was different, because they serve really big portions of food, and I cannot deal with that after my gastric sleeve surgery. Mom and I decided to share a “Galipo Special” which was delicious, it was beef with garlic taste.
There were very few guests, but Galipo and his employees are very nice. I will give the restaurant 9 out of 10 on my review.
Galipo and the waiter Emin, took very good care of us.
After the meal, Emin served us a plate of fruit and apple tea free of charge! We recommend this restaurant to everyone!
Here is a review I have done before: Galipo Restaurant in Tosmur
After we were done at the market, we needed some coffee and something to eat. We stopped by Antep Sofrasi, a lovely little restaurant by the market.
We ordered a Turkish pizza, which was delicious. The coffee also tasted very good. I will give this restaurant 8 out of 10 on my review.
And it only cost us 12 lire! (For the pizza)
After we came back to Dim Villa, we had an in between meal with some of the stuff we bought at the market: avocado, radish and cheese:
After church service in Oba, we needed something to eat. We discovered SOLSIDEN Restaurant by the main street. They obviously catered to a Norwegian crowd, and some waiters even spoke Norwegian too. It was late in the season, so there was not a lot to pick from on the menu. We asked if they had shrimp casserole, and they did not. So we ended up ordering an osmanish kebab to share.
It was a bit bigger than the other kebabs we have had. Also not as tasty as at Aisha`s. But overall a good restaurant experience. I will give it a 8,5 out of 10 on my review. The starters were great, with dips, olives and garlic butter and turkish bread. And the stew itself was very good.
The next day we were back at the market, and we bought more dried fruits and also some extremely cheap vegetables and cheese. We recommend everybody to go to the market for food, because they also let you taste before you buy, and the prices are great.
I went to Rick`s and witnessed a great christian concert made by the church Salt:
I had been to restaurant Pascal to a couple of days earlier and enjoyed a huge plate of Cesars salad. Thankfully, my mom came from court to save me and eat the rest of the meal. I will give this restaurant a 9 out of 10 on my review.
Then I went home to my home town and we did some Christmas shopping at SunnBok and Misjonssentralen Gjenbruk.
We then made dates with bacon wrapped around them as a pre Christmas meal:
Then mom and I prepared the Christmas table and Christmas tree.
We went back to Bistro Dolphine`s and asked if they could make a shrimp casserole for us to share. This was no problem.
The shrimp casserole was delicious, but after my gastric sleeve surgery, I was only able to handle this:
Then a guy who called himself “Jackson” came and introduced himself. I had never seen him before. He said he was looking for a girl to be his girlfriend to teach him some Norwegian, and asked if that could be me. When I wasn`t interested, he made comments that were rude. I had in one hair extention, and he walked around saying my hair wasn`t real. I really hope the guys at Dolphine`s fire this guy before he ruins the experience of other restaurant guests in the future.
After the meal, the father of Yunus offered to give us a ride home. This was great! I will give this experience an 8 out of 10, but as I wrote earlier, I hope they fire this guy “Jackson.”
The next day, we were in Oba for church service. It was a really nice time. After that we walked about the empty streets of Oba, seeing the different restaurants closed down for the season.