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... Tatev's book. He walked off with it without much fuss (much like the recipient of the umbrella at the end of the title song in Singin' in the Rain.
Perhaps this was the best outcome. Tatev would have probably bought herself another copy for her exams. Still, it would have been nice to have run into her. We could have enacted our own variant of the scene in Amelie where she restores a long lost treasure to a man in a cafe. Not to be. Sigh!
... the bus stop to the address of my couchhost. I met Ceren then, a really relax and easy-going turkish girl, so friendly since the very first moment. I later met the whole bunch of her flatmates who were also so welcoming and interesting to meet, most of them french who were doing either exchange or working in the place. Turkey is such an interesting country, and Izmir is such a beautiful city, really "westernalised" and yet still containing ...
... however a ferry decided to make a dash across our stern which delayed our departure and allowed the lost chickens to return to the coup. Today was a half day in port as this afternoon we cruise to Istanbul (tomorrow’s port of call) which involves going through the Dardanelles strait at Gallipoli where we will have to slow from our normal 18knts.
We visited the ancient ruins of the city of Ephesus ...
... strange sites. About one block from my apartment, anytime after 11, the transvestite prostitutes would come out, off in the distance you could hear the music blaring from the bar district. One of my personal favorite stories, was one day I walked down to the water front. As I exited my flat, there was a man yelling down the street. He wasn't angry, quite the opposite. He looked as though he was drunk and telling a joke as he was walking away ...
An early morning swim in the inlet was fantastic; the sun was up and the water visibility so clear that you could see the bottom without snorkelling. So I swam over old walls and saw the broken pottery that had been used as infill. Terrific. This morning a fellow passenger joined me but there was still plenty of space. Then we went to a city which was underwater and stopped for a very hot walk around an isolated village which only ...
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