Funnest, funniest kids ever

The Turks we met were incredibly hospitable — they’d leave their shop unattended to walk us down the block and point us in the right direction.

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The kids were no different. They spent an entire afternoon showing us the best places to dive off the rocks in the Antalya harbour.

“Deep, deep,” they said. So we leapt off the rocks too. When we resurfaced, they gave us the thumbs-up.

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They’d even smoke in the middle of the harbour, taking care to keep their cigarettes dry. Neither one of us had ever seen anything like it.

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Their English vocabulary was far more impressive than our Turkish lexicon (which, I have to be honest, doesn’t consist of much more than “Indirim” which means something along the lines of “Sale” or “Discount”).

Man, did these kids make us laugh.

“My name is Barack,” said one jokester, rolling his R’s. “Barack Obama!” And they all burst out laughing.

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7 Comments

  • Reply dapper kid July 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

    How absolutely beautiful. Nothing beats the kindness of kindness of strangers :)

  • Reply dapper kid July 8, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Whoops, no idea why I said ‘kindness of’ twice lol. And btw, that last photograph is stunning!

  • Reply Gerri Ward July 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    OMG! What beautiful photos! I say there is far more Good in the World than there is Bad and this proves it!

  • Reply Liv July 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

    what a fun time and pretty photos too. isn’t it so refreshing to come across something so lighthearted?

  • Reply MizzJ July 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    haha I’m such a dope, I can just read your blog to find out how Turkey was :p

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