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Apr 1, 2006 - coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, & sweet as love. -turkish proverb

dear nader, so being back on this side of the border is interesting, & my current locale is quite different from anywhere else i've visited in turkey. for 1 thing urfa is predominantly kurdish, & i can't decipher what is said to me in turkish unless repeated 3 or 4 times. also a surprise to me, no 1 is ever trying to scam me or hustle me into a sale. everyone seems friendly & easy going. if i don't want a pair of gxd awful slacks, no problem. if i don't want to look at some silverware, that's alright. essentially, i'm free to meander as i...

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May 7, 2005 - Urfa, que ciudad!

Y que gente. Y que amabilidad. Y que tranquilidad. Debe ser que es kurda, en su gran mayoria, y se siente uno aqui como en su casa... La minima curiosidad por algo (una peliqueria, un horno de pan, una pasteleria, una pequena puerta) se ve siempre respondida por una cordial y amistosa bienvenida, una invitacion al mutuo conocimiento, al mutuo descubrimiento. Supongo que el hecho de que hablo turco ayuda, y mucho, a entablar conversaciones, a que estas devengan algo mas que simples gestos o desentendidos (segun escribo esto parece que hablo...

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