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First impression of Athens

First impression of Athens (After staying in Turkey for three months): • Looking at the feta cheese, Greek coffee, Greek delight, baklava, helva, tahini, koulouri/simit, salep, ayran, dried fruits, etc. etc., it feels like I am still in Turkey, just … Continue reading

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Just keep greeting people, even strangers.

This morning when I entered the ladies’ changing room at the gym, women in their underwear said “good morning.” In the steam room, there was only an old guy and me. When he left, he said “goodbye.” As I was … Continue reading

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