Touchdown in Turkey!
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May 24th, 2009 – by: jenn79
Saw a half dozen beautiful mosques, the Bosphorus and smoked nargile - otherwise known as hookah! Vera introduced me to cappucino, which rivals my favorite flavor - rose! Had a ton of turkish tea and ate raw green plums off of a random tree in the yard. Got to know Jacob and Azziz a little better - such nice young men!!
Walked until I got blisters, I feel like we circled the bosphorus about 4 times!! Ate Simit, a delicious pretzal-tasting (but much better) bakery item covered in sesame seeds I believe.
The last hour was particularly hard to stay awake, but a few shenanigans and a call to prayer later, we were off to the airport again at a quarter to 5am. Aziz and Jacob took care of our bags (I feel like I never have to worry about transportation and luggage carrying around middle easterners!) and walked us through security practically to the gates.
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