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Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee

When traveling in Turkey we had stayed for a few days in a sports ground near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and it was time to tackle the traffic and head east. Driving a motorhome in Istanbul really tests your driving ability and your patience so when we reached the outer limits of the city and the traffic was a bit normal it was time to fill up with diesel and have a well-earned coffee break. In the car park of the petrol station was a kiosk selling takeaway food and coffee. We were traveling with our good friends Clyde and Anna so we lined up and ordered four coffees. While waiting to collect our coffees and to pay we were told that the man who ordered before us had had already paid for our coffees. It was paid for with a message for us “Welcome to Turkey”. We saw him sitting on a bench nearby and we went to say thank you. He seemed not to speak any English and responded with a nod. This small gesture was typical of the friendliness and generosity of the Turkish people we met as we traveled through their county for 5 weeks in 2013. Turkey is a country that I would recommend anyone to go and visit.

The crazy traffic as we left Istanbul. It took awhile before we reached the other side.

The crazy traffic as we left Istanbul. It took awhile before we reached the other side.


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