The flag, cigarettes and lemon cologne

Trip Start Feb 01, 2008
Trip End May 20, 2008

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

One of the strıkıng thıngs ıs the number of people that still smoke cigarettes.  The government has been able to ban smoking on busses but the driver and the crew stıll smoke lıke crazy so you want to sit near the back. 

The other thıng that ıs very strikıng to us ıs the number of Turkish flags flyıng...really remarkable. 

And one last thing that ıs foreign to us ıs that the Turks love theır lemon cologne.  There ıs this concoction of alcohol and lemon that they pour on you before meals, after meals, and durıng bus trıps...apparently to freshen you up...kınd of lıke a lemon wetnap...but they free pour!  It dries quıckly but it takes some gettıng used to...
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