Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February 8
I went shopping for food today, there is a market very close by. I saw the bright bins of oranges from the balcony.
The fresh fruit and vegetable markets are run by Turks. Since I speak very little German and passable Turkish, I had little trouble finding what I needed. They tossed in a free clementine and directed me to another Turkish market a short distance away where I could buy yogurt and zeytin ezmesi, olive paste, from a plump rosy cheeked cashier with a headscarf who answered in German when I asked her something in Turkish then laughed when I said I couldn't understand her. A good many of the taxi drivers are Turkish as well. I can come and go and eat and not even need to speak German. Although danke and bitte and wo ist...? come in handy.