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Soup Shopping in Yalikavak by Allen Milewski

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We are in Bodrum to spend our wonderful winter break.  But, I fell ill.  And from this came out this beautiful story by my husband, Allen Milewski (who wrote the earlier Bensu story).

Soup Shopping in Yalikavak by Allen Milewski

Here was my big opportunity! And, I couldn’t pass it by.

I have been traveling to Turkey for 17 years now. I have enjoyed every trip immensely and have learned a lot about this fascinating country. But, what I have NOT been able to do is learn Turkish. Oh, I have tried from time to time. I have invested in Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur and a heaping handful of other language tutorials. I have learned words here and there, but never enough to feel comfortable conversing. One year, I actually worked very hard at studying- Rosetta Stone, I think it was- and excitedly arrived in Ankara ready to converse. But, I was sorely disappointed when I realized that the phrases I had learned were not the ones appropriate for conversation- at least for intelligent, adult conversation. An example….. Continue reading

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