Packing Up and Taking Off

IMG_1736For our first time moving overseas I think we did pretty good. Four duffle bags, three suitcases, two carry on suitcases, my camera backpack and Justo’s laptop bag. Of course there are things that we probably forgot or just don’t know yet that we need, and we will also be asking ourselves someday why we paid to bring all the things that we did. But after packing, and repacking, and changing from a shipping container to taking everything on the plane, I’m ready to settle down.

Our trip started off right with Turkish Delight, compliments of Turkish Airways. It was actually a lovely flight. We are staying with friends in Taksim, Istanbul for a couple days before heading to Ankara. Getting all our bags from here to there is still a bit of a mystery, but I’m sure it will all work out. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my first visit to Istanbul. Dinner on the walking street was fun. I had corn on the cob and fresh pressed pomegranate juice. Justo visited a shop he had been to before for a tavuk doner. We are attempting to stay up reasonably late, trying to beat jet lag.  But as I type my eye are heavy. After a good night’s sleep I’m sure I’ll be ready for the adventure to really begin!

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