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Tuesday 17th September
Up early as we were meeting taxi at 9 to take us to the Budapest airport. No delays - flew to Vienna where we had a 30 minute wait for our flight to Istanbul. We did it that way as Amy our travel guru advised a flight from Budapest to Istanbul would have arrived late evening and we weren't that keen.
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Recently I had the pleasure of watching a Semsazen, which is a traditional "dance" better known a whirling Dervish ceremony. After an iftar with some students (the nightly dinner during Ramadan where everyone breaks the fast) we headed into a neighborhood up on the hill of the mountain. Interestingly placed, as the crowded apartment building blocks suddenly gave way to a more open area which hosted a çay bahçe (tea garden) and a ...
... him. And I wonder if anyone does? His words are filtered through an ever-exasperated rhythm and odd vocal patterns, and his body language is equally as frantic and jagged. I find him absolutely hilarious as he just yells at me in (what I'm assuming is) friendly Turkish hospitality.
I don't miss home. I miss people. I miss my best friend who's off on his own overseas teaching adventure. I miss my parents annoying each ...
... job in Northwestern Turkey, I'd have been a bit surprised. I finished undergrad, completed my teaching program, now I find myself listening to the afternoon call to prayer from the local mosques. And a year or so from now? Just as difficult to say. But I think I'm of fan of that.
First holiday season away from home base has been enjoyable, a little strange to think about. I'm still wrapping my mind around the fact that it's more or less unnoticed ...
... the root of the verb versus infinitive markers, and a very early working of conjugations. I finally learned the alphabet as well, which helps immensely with basic pronunciation. It all comes in handy in the classroom, for example, when my students are getting a bit too talkative and I bust out the Turkish equivalent of “shut up,” which is usually met with silence and surprise, as I smile mischievously behind my desk. Oh yes, I am a student as well, ...
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