Sunday, April 04, 2004

Heard in Turkey:

- The "no Jews died in 9/11" canard
- "Turkish girls are not so friendly... we like white girls."
- "I will not tell your father." (!?!? And in a ceramics store, no less. There is no escape from being propositioned.)
- "Life is simple; people are difficult."
- People in Istanbul do not like to use the traditional Muslim greeting "Salaam alaikum," evidently feeling to do so is not cosmopolitan. This was a profound disappointment to my traveling companion.
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