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Man Selling Herbs On Mountain Trail In Turkey

Posted in Culture by TeeJaw on Monday, April 11, 2011, 10: 59 AM

I encountered this man selling herbs on a mountain trail near the Olympus ruins in Southern Turkey in 2002. He didn’t understand English and all I knew how to say in Turkish was teşekkür ederim [pronounced “teh shek uer eh der eem” meaning “thank you”] and the more sincere sağ olun [meaning “to your health” and pronounced “sa´l ud” with the emphasis on the first syllable]. Nevertheless, we somehow were able to communicate, as you can see.

This is the Roman ruins of an amphitheater near Olympus. It was on the trail down from here that I met the herb salesman.

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  1. One Hand Clapping said, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 10: 43 AM at 10:43 AM

    I like seeing your travel photos.


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