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Warm Coke

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Warm Coke

We like our Diet Coke served in a glass filled with ice and unlimited refills. When we come to Turkey we sacrifice the ice and the unlimited refills, and we are happy to do so. We even are willing to pay the extra cost of Coke in restaurants.

Yesterday we started our round of saying good-by to the shop keepers we visit. We drank many cups of tea before we reached the tiny sandwich shop where we visit daily with the owner. It was cold and raining so we went inside.

We did not want any more tea, so we ask for Coke Light. Our friend shook his head and said no. It was too cold for us to drink anything but hot tea. Further, he protested, his supply of Diet Coke was cold.

Not to worry however, he left the table and was busy in the back. Eventually he returned with two giant beer mugs. Each mug had a can of Diet Pepsi surrounded by hot water. He cleverly explained that if we were patient, the Diet Pepsi would soon become warm enough to drink.

We took the cans from the hot water and poured our room temperature Pepsi into glasses, but we were appreciative of the concerns our Turkish friend had for our health. We realized how much we are going to miss warm Coke served with a Turkish smile.

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1. Re: Warm Coke

Still chuckling! Thanks for this snapshot.

I am fortunate that I am not all that enthusiastic about either carbonated beverages or alcohol, always preferring to eat rather than drink my calories, a real help with our travel budget.

Marmaris, Turkey
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2. Re: Warm Coke

dear busy-retired

im agast at the thought of warm coke (like you im a ice cold coke lover)

but somehow reading your post it now does not seem to be such a bad idea,

you have this remarkable talent of making everything seem so normal

im visiting istanbul on january 2nd for 7 nights

i will try a warm coke

but i will stick to my ice cold "efess", and the nectar of the gods " guinness"

(i think this may account for me being rather rotund )

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blue peter, in this country we call it "pleasantly plumb"

Also, i have been wondering if BR has an ulterior motive when she says she likes her diet coke with ice, but did not complain much about the warm PEPSI ?LOL

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4. Re: Warm Coke

yes mmmmmmmmmmm "otherchelebi"

the plot thickens

from a very pleasantly plump "bluepeter" (very)lol

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