Not to be confused with “Turkey Wrap.” That’s a sandwich. Our last morning in Turkey was straightforward. We woke up with enough time to get our stuff together. I just kind of threw everything into my bag. That’ll be fun to deal with tomorrow. I also had a little time to kill between… Continue reading Turkey Wrap-Up
It was the last fun day of our trip, and we wound up sleeping in a bit later than intended. Luckily we were still able to make it up in time for our free breakfast, with not a second to spare. Turns out it wouldn’t have really mattered if we were too late. This was… Continue reading Antalya Day 3: Naked And Afraid
We set our wake up call for 8:30 to make sure we were ready to roll out at a reasonable hour to hit up Mermeli Beach, the small private beach set in a cove near our hotel. Conveniently, it’s really simple to roll out of bed, slap on a bathing suit and cover up, and… Continue reading Antalya Day 2: Turkish Mermaids
I know it’s a German song and we’re in Turkey, but roll with it. Like a dehydrated zombie, I rose from my slumber at 5am. Brushed my teeth. Threw on a sweatshirt. And emerged from our cave hotel. As soon as I looked up, I was elated to find hot air balloons afloat.… Continue reading Antalya Day 1: 99 Luftballoons
So with the knowledge that I wasn’t going to be able to go up in a balloon myself, I decided to try and get up to watch the hot air balloons from my terrace. It required a 5am wake up call. I should have gone back to bed immediately after realizing that literally no one… Continue reading Cappadocia Day 3: Desert Delerium
It was our last morning in Istanbul. We started our day with an early morning, rising at around 8am. We did pretty well considering we’d been out so late. We got up on time and gathered our belongings. There was no sickness between us, thankfully. We’d maturely paced ourselves the night before. We enjoyed… Continue reading Cappadocia Day 1: Sleep Deprivation, Forced Perspective, and Traveler Guilt
I had slept with earplugs in, having read that the Call to Prayer was loud and that it might wake me up. It didn’t. What did was the cacophony of seagulls. We’d slept with the window completely open because the room was so hot. What we didn’t realize is that meant we’d get the full… Continue reading Istanbul Day 2: Hotter Than Hot, In A Lot of Good Ways
Well that week-long stint in America was just too much for me to handle, so I just had to leave again. Okay, for real though, I had planned this Turkey trip MONTHS before I even knew Ecuador was going to be a thing. In short, Turkey was my primary target this summer, while Ecuador… Continue reading Istanbul Day 1: Can I Interest You In A Minaret?