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Well, we've been home for a while now and I've finally gotten over jetlag and gotten myself back up to speed. I'm going to write a few entries on things we noticed in Turkey that we haven't really had a chance to talk about in the blog. These aren't necessarily big famous things, just things I noticed that Turkey does different then we do. Enjoy!
Today's is about the bill. In Turkey, they never give you the bill at the end of the meal. At first, I thought the waitstaff was just being lazy or rude but it turns out it's really kinda cool. You have to ask for your bill because it would be considered rude if the waiter brought the bill out to you! Putting the bill on the table basically says "Well, you've eaten our food. Now get out!" There's never any hurry to leave a restaurant in Turkey and they are happy to have you stay all day if you wish. By the way, the way to say check please is "Hesap (check) Lutfen (please)!"