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Jul 19, 2008 - Sivas

Left Dogubeyazit half hour late - very un-Turkish! Then due to road construction and overly cautious driver(2 other buses cruized by us) we crawled along for 2 hours, stopped in 3 towns to pick up more passengers - it was more like a minibus...definately NOT the express bus! In E. all roofs are sheet metal - no tile. Today I saw 2 tractor pulled hay rakes/sicklebar mowers vs dozens of farmers raking or w/ scythes. Also, saw 3 regular hay bailers! This bus driver is just plain slow - not being cautious but just slow. We are ave. 60...

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Jun 20, 2006 - Turkısh Tea

Turkish Tea Nothing is more symbolic of Turkish hospitality than the tradition of tea drinking. Tiny tulip shaped glasses of dark tea carried on swinging brass trays are bought to encourage either a bargaining session or a new friendship in the home. Tea has been brought to me as I sit and type this. Turkish tea, grown in the northern coastal regions on the Black Sea, is always made in a double boiler. Boiling water from the lower kettle is poured over the dry leaves in the (upper) tea pot. Together they are allowed to steep over a low...

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