Sunday, June 26, 2011

Soccer and Mulberries in Yassihoyuk

The Yassihoyuk mosque.

One afternoon, during our walk to the museum, we passed by the Yassihoyuk mosque. The courtyard of the mosque was filled with children from the village. We stopped to say hello and practice our Turkish. I do believe one boy said "Your Turkish is bad." Children are so honest.

Soccer in the mosque courtyard.

Angie joins the soccer game.

The children began a game of soccer, and we decided to sit in the shade of the courtyard and observe. Angie couldn't resist joining the game. A couple of the kids were standing on the wall, picking some fruit off a nearby tree. We stopped to get a closer look, and saw some white mulberries ripe for the picking! While we tried to figure out which berries were best to eat, an older village woman came out help us. The next 15 minutes were spent eating handfuls of delicious, juicy mulberries she picked for us. What a wonderful afternoon break, before heading back to work at the lab!

Delicious mulberries.


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