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While we were walking around old Ulu, the little girl in this picture said "Hello, Hello," as many kids will when they see tourists; but she was unusual in being willing to actually have a conversation. She was in the park with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Demirer, who had put their evening tea tray down on an antique column in front of their house and were enjoying the evening air with the children.

Although we could only piece together fragments of Turkish with a phrase book and only the little girl spoke any English, they invited us to join them for tea, and we spent a delightful twenty minutes visiting with gestures, smiles, and occasional words that made sense to both sides. It was one of the nicest experiences of our trip.