Nasreddin Hodja was born in 1208 in Hortu village near town Sivrihisar (near Afyon) in the west part of Central Anatolia. In 1237, he moved to Aksehir town to study under notably scholars of the time as Seyid Mahmud Hayrani and Seyid Haci Ibrahim. He served as Kadi, Muslim judge, from time to time till his death in 1284.
Nasreddin Hodja was a philosopher, wise, witty man with a good sense of humor. Whose jokes were part of his daily life and they became accepted and welcomed by the public since his time.
One day Nasreddin Hodja was riding his donkey backwards, facing towards the back."Hodja" the people said, "you are sitting on your donkey backwards!" "No." he replied. "My friend here wanted to go one way and I wanted to go the other, so we are compromising."
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Lastly, I would like to share with you some pics of our beautiful vacation.
My wife, Ash with Blue Mosque in the background
At Ataturk Mausoleum
Turkish flag outside the Underground City of Kaymakli
Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia
More Fairy Chimneys!!
Nasreddin Hodja! Another view of Nasreddin Hodja
Pamukkale a.k.a. Cotton Castle
Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus
The Roman Celsus Library in Ephesus
Hagia Sophia in the background
Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Asia to Europe