Before returning home from the Livestock Market, Mehmet took us high into the K mountains in search of a Nomad Family, this was not a pre-arranged thing and we stood the chance of not seeing a family at all.
Nomad live from 7 to 8 months of the year in a high, to graze their animals in mountain pastures and to move frequently, as food for the animals run out. They always camp near the water and live in different tents of all shapes and sizes.
We were lucky, because after about an hour we could see the camp in a flat area seemed to consist of about 5 tents so is likely to be family.
As we left the car spotted turtle Mehmet on the road, keep in mind, we are likely to more than 3,000 meters, stinking hot, and nowhere near water. Go figure. I always thought Turtles need water.
We walked for 15 minutes or so into camp, and as we arrived all the women and children who were in the open just disappeared into the tent, and we do not see them again, although I
Children heard a woven screen, we sit side by side.
Mehmet took a couple of bottles of fizzy drinks and offered them two people to give their children, and they in turn invited us to dine with them
Nomads were Kurdish and Mehmet said they are easy to pass the questions we had and their questionjs us.
One thing we found, these people always want to know how old we are, and how many children we have, our total is, of course, six, so that always goes down with a smile and a bow and well done on men.
However, it is pale in comparison as all children between the two men have added up to 21, somewhere in between, there are three wives as well.
Lunch served by one of the popular woman, which consisted of bread, different from the flat bread we were having so far looks more like Pide bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese and honey that they collected from their bee yummy food and we flushed it down the withered several cups of Cay.
Mehmet and men spent their time smoking of tobacco which Kurdish rollies Sheryll and I also requested a smoke. Men said it was good tobacco
We stopped for an hour, and then thanked them for their hospitality and headed back through the bush following the Bank of snakes.
There are more photos at the bottom of this page
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