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Posted on Sep 10, 2014

Gum in His Hair (Again) & Other Ways Orazi Abuses Himself-, Eastern Europe Road Trip- Turkiye

Gum in His Hair (Again) & Other Ways Orazi Abuses Himself-, Eastern Europe Road Trip- Turkiye

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So we’re into free expression and try to laugh when that expression and freedom flip upside down and splatter all over our faces. We were greatly impressed that no one killed anyone else in the eight hour + car ride we had from Istanbul, Turkiye to Ayvalik, Turkiye and still, the ride was not uneventful. We got to talk Basketball and get lost, flow on the fancy ferry out of Istanbul, and all on the way to The Mother of all Videos in Ayvalik. But one of the highlights in our own little tiny insignificant corner in our family life was Orazi getting gum stuck in his hair- Take Three.

The first time- we get it, these things happen. The second time- OK, creativity is his strong point. The third time- “You’re too old to act this way. It must be your father’s DNA!”

Now this is not the real abuse sort of be-concerned-for-someone-is-harming-my-child like in Cambodia in the It’s a Good Week Series (Part One: Son- Fondled, Slept- In a Bar, Living- Literally On Shit: It’s A Good Week, No?) where our parenting choices got chewed apart. No, these are light and boyish and humorous videos, especially the abuse one from the Philippines. 🙂

Enjoy, loves, enjoy.

 Road Trip Snapshots

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The Can We Get The Gum Out Video- Turkiye

The Creative Ways Our Kids Abuse Each Other When They Are Bored- Philippines


Haunted House Whispers Freaky Stuff Kids Do While We’re Away Philippines  

Road trip horror stories? Joyful ones? Great memories of gum stuck in your hair as  child? Creative ways your kids abuse themselves? Come on. Don’t be shy now. 🙂 


The Road trip begins with Basketball and Getting out of Istanbul  and went on to One Sweet Ferry Ride if you’ve like to follow the entire road tripping part of things. And the Turkey experience starts with Murder turned Love Affair, and goes onto The Mother of all Videos.


We have nothing but the deepest appreciation for for their generous contribution to our Eastern European Road Trip. Should you need a rental car, their competitive comparative site may help you save some money and get the car that will suit your family’s needs. WE LOVE THEM! Thank you!


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Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.



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