Published: July 13th 2010July 13th 2010
I like the review of one of my posts: the thoughts are much more valuable when people have more time to observed.
This is so true and exactly what I have been doing last weekend. I observed and I observed being observed...
I tried to flow with the crowd in the train, to sit in a perfectly touristic over-priced restaurant and still, I was observing and observed. This is something totally normal in Turkey, to stare. If you have no curtains, people will stare inside your home, if you are pretty, loud, or out of the ordinary, you will be stared at.
I guess it is just curiosity and the way it is here, and should not be taken as an offense. I don't care being stared at, if it bother me I will take a photograph of the person staring at me. I would love to make a photographic serie of this subject, but I must not be either pretty, loud or out of the ordinary, as nobody stares at me. Perhaps I am invisible.
I like my life here and I like the Turkish way. Nothing is impossible, you just go for it, it's great!
People in Turkey are neither Arabs or Europeans, they are just Turkish and much better off as they are. If this country was part of the European Union, it'll be spoild. If it was an Arabic Republique, it would closed up.
I have nothing against The European Union or the Arabic countries, it is just that Turkey is unique. Treat it with respect and it'll get it back to you.
This weekend I am planning to visit a street festival in one of the Princes Islands. I will know which one once I'll step on it. The journey is the best part of travelling. I will probably go with a new friend, a Turkish friend. So that also means no going out on Friday night. Damn, I love my nightlife...
I will be meeting a near stranger, I need to be presentable and not fall asleep in the ferry, classy!
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