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Cultural experiences

Posted Oct 16 2011 7:42am
We love opportunities to participate in the Turkish culture since being on Base can sometimes cause you to forget that you are in another country. Truly, the Base is just a tiny America, and when you go out of the gates things are so unbelievably different.

Last night, the manager of one of the Turkish hospitals downtown invited a bunch of the Turkish doctors as well as the Incirlik doctors to a dinner at his farm. The two private hospitals in downtown Adana are always looking for ways to foster good relationships between the doctors on Base since we use the downtown hospitals for Care outside of what the Clinic can provide.

The only little glitch in the evening came when, all of a sudden, a group of Turks started laughing and pointing. We turned to see what they were laughing at and found our son Elijah with his pants and underwear around his ankles, peeing off into the distance. Sigh ... ugh!

What a wonderful evening! Here are a few videos
ABC singing  -- they required someone in the family to sing before you could leave. We recruited Elijah who opted to sing the ABC's.
Turkish meal  -- a look at some of the foods that are traditionally served here in Turkey. It is very typical to have these types of things on the table and then have the real food come out (doners, meat etc.)
Turkish soccer  -- I love the way that my kids can play with other kids even though neither of them speak each other's language.
Turkish dancing  -- there's always dancing here in Turkey!

And here are some photos

Pomelos -- look how big those things are!

Are these geese? I think so? 
 A Turkish mutt -- only six months old and huge! Elijah was frustrated that the soccer ball was squishy!
I love this picture of our little boy. 
Isaac posing with a tree in the orchard.
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