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Inauguration, Turkey, Tourists

January 20, 2009

Just watched the inauguration of our new president via CNN live feed. We expected trouble keeping the Internet connection and getting to see the whole thing, but it went smooth as glass and we saw and heard every word.

Earlier today we were shopping. One of the employees in the store talked to Paul. He was asking if Paul spoke Hindi. Paul told him he only speaks English. The man couldn’t believe it and asked it he spoke Turkish or was from Turkey. Paul finally got across that he is from “The States” and only speaks English. That was a new one, being taken for a Turk. People seem to be very confused by the beard. Who knew it had such super power — the power of confusion.

Later in an elevator, a man assumed we were tourists and asked us how we were enjoying Dubai during our visit. The pendulum swings both ways.

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