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People in Istanbul, ctd

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July 11 - People in Istanbul, ctd.

We're still impressed.

While sitting down to have a rest, the guy sitting next to us, who sells water on the street, started talking to us (mostly to Sue). After a few minutes he offered us water for free. We declined, since that seemed like a high friendship fee...

At lunch today (fish bread, on the waterfront, CAD3.50 per person), we put Sue's sunglasses on the table. On the edge of the sea, it was windy, so the glasses ended up either under the papers on the table or on the floor. We noticed a few minutes after leaving, and by then the table was cleaned. We ask one of the table/floor cleaners whether he saw them (point to mine, point to table, point to floor, do the same a few times), and he calls a few people over. After some discussion with the other floor / table cleaners, he goes to a garbage can and starts searching through it. To find our sunglasses. Crazy. That didn't seem right, we had been hoping for a lost and found. We told him not to worry about it.

Here is the view from our table.

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While walking around with my map (which I tend to do), people often ask me if I need directions.

Sue often walks on the road instead of the sidewalk, which is bound to get at least one of us injured before our travels are done. As she's walking near the tram tracks (in full view of the tram) someone walking the other way makes noise and points behind her. She looks back and moves out of the way of the oncoming tram.

Posted by chrisvasil 12:59 Archived in Turkey Tagged shopping

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