My 'back alley' note

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  1. Old Ted

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    In a few places I'm known by the smell that preceeds me!:ohyh:. The aroma of burning Condor is not commonplace in Turkish backstreets - and for about ten years I've made a point of saying hello to this lady each year while on my 'wanderings'. Her English is better than my Turkish, and we communicate fine!, she gives a toothless grin, hugs me and Mrs. OT and says that she knew I was coming because she could smell my 'pipo'.
    This lady's niece has a shop (a bit higher class! LOL) a short walk away, and always has some nice meers to show me, while the old aunt cons Mrs OT into parting with a few lira for trinkets or cheap jewellery. Each year we wonder if she will still be there, but she'll probably last longer than me!. Quite a few folks in the markets sniff the air, remember OT and his Condor, and offer a drink of tea! - I can't wait to get back there again this summer!.[​IMG]
     
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    I'd like to go too ! They'd really like me when they smelled Cherry coming their way !
     
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    I could swear that this is from my home town of Nicosia. So many similarities... which makes sense since Cyprus shares heritage from Greece and Turkey.
     
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    I don't want to smell your cherry :eek: - thank you :xd:
     
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    That would be an old cherry by now :eek:
     
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    Thanks Ted, a great post for sure. Love the photo.
     
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    Beautiful picture, old boy...It makes me feel as if I were there, strolling along with you and Mrs OT, also with the aroma of Condor in my pipe. ;)
     
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    That looks as though it would be a great place to visit. Most of the places I go on vacations frown at the first trace of pipe smoke.
     
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    Frown right back at em' Arkie.
     
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    Sounds like you are vacationing in the wrong places.
     
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    looks like a cool place to LIVE! Maybe after I slave away in the corporate world for a few years or 20:(
     
  12. Wicker Man

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    [​IMG] :eek: [​IMG]
     
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    ... my new wall paper !
     
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    Mmmm, Condor...in Turkey? Talk about a Turkish delight! Mmmmm, Turkish delight!! :drly:
     
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    That’ll be the silk wallpaper in the Caribbean Villa you bought with PSF Funds then :ngty:
    There’s the slight matter of Copyright Royalty Fees 1/2 myself and 1/2 to dwaugh [​IMG]
    small used bills will do [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  17. Old Ted

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    Been there!....done that!.....got the Tshirt....penicillin!:confused:
    OT :ohyh:
    Been there
     
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    well, if you're home in July - I'll be in Kyrenia for a couple of weeks, we could have a smoke over a glass of Raki!:th1:
     
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    What you caught something :eek: off Michael Jackson [​IMG]
     
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    We'll ignore the pervs for the moment Ted. Beautiful photo! It looks like one would be stepping through a portal, back in time. It's odd how we can't live without our computers and cell phones, yet we long for those quieter, simpler times. I would really like to see a photo of you and the Mrs with this grand old lady when you return this summer.
     
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