Istanbul Travel Blog› entry 7 of 10 › view all entries
Originally posted Thursday, March 16, 2006 on MySpace
So at 1:23 Istanbul time I received a call on my cell phone. Naturally I was asleep, but it did wake me up. I checked the voice mail, which I had two of them, and the later one was from T-Mobile. They asked that I call about my usage. I was planning to go back to sleep, but couldn't. I attempted to call them...... They suspended service. What the fuck? They ask me to call and they suspend my service before I can do so? I get online to view the charges..... We'll just say that most of calls I made were when I was really upset.... upset about being left alone in Istanbul and then the events of my first day out. I had also told Ahsan that my phone bill would be $1,000 by the end of my trip. He said he'd pay it as a sort of "asshole tax". Unfortunately, my calling frenzy Saturday night has caused me to exceeded the $1,000 I predicted. So my phone service has been canned, and I cannot even call T-Mobile like they asked. My mom called hours ago when I was sleeping, and I won,t be able to call her until I go out and find a calling card to buy.
Gawd, this trip is the worst or at the very least in the same catagory as my trip to L.A. in 2002. On that trip I fell asleep on Venice Beach the first day and got the worst sunburn of my life. I was still forming blisters a week out, my legs were so swollen that it looked as though my skin was pulling apart behind my knees, and today I still have patchy odd sensations on my back occassionally.