Just about every meal is accompanied by this yoghurt drink in Turkey. Slightly salty unlike the sweet lassi (but one can of course get salt lassi in India)
September 11th 2014
“The more things change, the more they remain the same”
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
I have just spent 3 months in Turkey and I am on my way back to India, a country that seems to have me returning to again and again. It was my first time in Turkey however, and being so full of India, I could not seem to avoid the tendency to see things that reminded me of India.
This so-called 'blog' is really a short pictorial essay and is intended for those who have travelled in India and who therefore will appreciate the similarities found between certain sights and practices I found in Turkey. There is no serious thesis involved here, just an attempt to share the smile on my face as I came across these things whilst travelling around Turkey.
Men sitting around doing not muchThis is in Sunliurfa (yes I know... I have used this shot twice already in blogs). Usually the guys would have cays (tea) which makes the 'same same' even more a point... but this was during ramadan. Did not stop them gathering at the cay evi to do nothing.
Polluted waterwayOn the outskirts of Kars in the poorer district. A sad comment ..... this waterway ran straight through the residential area. Turkey still has many clean rivers and lakes.... they need to keep it that way.
Women beating the shit out of washingExcuse the french..... but those who have given their washing to a dhobi will know.... and remember the shock when they later see what the treatment to their fine clothing is. This is in Hassenkyf on the Tigris River