>Tonight’s activies consisted of drinking çay with my new friend Elvin while playing tavla and talking about politics and life. I learned a good deal about Georgia, Elvin’s native country, and at one point a bunch of dolphins began swimming next to where we were seated along the Bosphorus. Overall a most charming way to pass the time.

Note: Tavla is more commonly known as backgammon in the U.S. and çay (pronounced “chai”) is tea, which Turks drink at espresso-like strongness.

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I love drinking/making coffee, making/listening to music, riding bicycles, and reading about theology. I also like blogs that talk about those things. Most of all, I love Jesus because his gospel has changed my life.
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