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the leaving of istanbul

October 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

i have posted some stories from the road but rarely wrote about how i feel. there’s a wonderful post on www.pathlesspedaled.com that describes one of the social aspects of traveling you encounter when leaving a place and people that were a temporary home.

i took the ferry to yalova and followed the coastline when a car pulled over. it was Önder with his family. he later invited me to his house. we had a great dinner with 3 friends who came all the way from bursa. i played some songs for them and they pulled out their mobiles so their friends could hear it as well. after dinner i was present as they prayed and i almost fell asleep while listening to their singing which was so relaxing.

after a good night sleep and a wonderful breakfast i am now on my way to the south of turkey. thank you Önder for the great hospitality!

Tags: people · travel

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ringo // Oct 12, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Na dann – happy asia! Hoffentlich bleibt die Internetcaféversorgung erhalten. Grüße aus dem 8°C kalten Berlin!

  • 2 ÖNDER // Oct 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I M ÖNDER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MATHİAS ERDMANN.
    YOU WANDERFULL A FRİEND.

  • 3 talha // Oct 13, 2009 at 6:34 am

    MATHİAS ABİ NERDESİN?
    AGAİN SEE MATHİAS.
    SELAMUNALEYKÜM.

  • 4 talha // Oct 15, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    where are you mathias?

  • 5 Ocho // Oct 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Yeah Matze, you make lots of new friends… very great! Greetz from Berlin, Ocho

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