Monday, May 17, 2010

Merhaba Istanbul

For those of you that don’t know, I decided not to stick around over the summer. In fact, I’m off to Istanbul and Italy and all kinds of fun places for about 6 and a half weeks starting yesterday. This blog will mostly be little snippets and pictures for those of you that want to follow along. I am thrilled about my trip and hope you all enjoy a few of these glimpses at the other side of the world.

As for my trip in ... well, let’s just say it wasn’t smooth. After a two hour delay in Atlanta, I could no longer make my connection in Milan, Italy. Therefore, I was stuck in the Milan airport trying to find another way to Istanbul and apologizing for not speaking Italian for around 6 hours. In the end though, everything worked out despite the almost 24 straight hours spent in airports and on planes. I’m currently in Istanbul, in a beautiful hotel with a great group of people from UGA.

Today was our first full day out in the city. We toured a palace, a mosque, the hippodrome, and the Grand Bizarre. Everything is so interesting here and so different than back in the states. There is no doubt that this is a fascinating city and I can’t wait to discover more about it.

More to come later, but now I'm out for the night.


  1. Here's for a great trip, Emily! I love the blog!

  2. my goal is to comment on every post! so I hope you enjoy my comments :)

  3. The hippodrome?

    Man, there's a word I haven't heard in a long time.

    Love your profile picture, btw.

  4. and I love the title of your blog...