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Dec 1, 2008 - The call to wake up

I hear the chant. I open my eyes. I'm in Gureme, Turkey. It's 5:45 am and the local mosque is broadcasting the morning call to prayer. I listen, my mind wanders to the day ahead. Uh. Oh. I realize my roommate and I have slept through our alarms. The bus will pick us up in half an hour. I need to hurry. 45 minutes later the bus unloads in an open field. There's a table with hot water for tea and instant coffee plus a basket of my favorite Turkish junk food – Dan Cakes vanilla cake with chocolate ripple. Beyond a crowd of men is preparing the...

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