Saturday, January 3, 2009


Today, we went to a coffee shop called Kocatepe. I was able to order "Türk kahvesi, sütlu, şekurli" (Turkish coffee with milk and sugar) and only flubbed a couple of the vowels. I'm not sure my grammar there was at all correct, and I had to consult the phrasebook right before ordering for "şekurli," but I'm so excited about being able to use another language for practical things. I think that all that I've used my Spanish for is telling jokes to a Chilean and his family and getting a map in San Antonio. This trip makes me want to visit some Latin American country, just so I can use a language that I've worked hard at learning; I've barely put in any time learning Turkish.

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