work ethic

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Istanbul street vendoTurkey was a big surprise in many ways.

The country feels ‘rich’. Rich with water, it’s very green with many fields full of healthy looking crops. The countryside is littered with Dams and windfarms. ┬áThe roads are smooth surfaced and clearly being resurfaced regularly.

During my 2 weeks there I never saw a beggar, though they clearly have many very poor people. The poverty is evidenced by the many people doing jobs that rarely exist in places like the UK or USA. These people are selling food and flowers to drivers through the Istanbul traffic jams on a 3 lane motorway.

Istanbul street vendorCan you imagine collecting stuff to sell, walking onto a motorway and tapping on the windows of the drivers to try and get a little money for your efforts?

 

 

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  1. Indigo Roth writes:

    Hey Wendy! Hate to tell you, but there’s a fella sells roses at a junction on the North Circular in London. And he really DOES tap on the window! I saw most of your pics, it looks an amazing place =) Indigo

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  2. Scarlet writes:

    That’s so scary…. to have to do that to eat. That is awful.
    Sx

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  3. wendy writes:

    They do have a welfare system, but only for the first 2 years of unemployment and the people do seem entrepreneurial, but the jobs done reveal the poverty

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