|Moss and waterfall|
In a week, at this time I will be at SeaTac Airport getting ready to board a plane to Amsterdam, then fly to Istanbul, and finally, a plane to Antalya. Twenty-four hours of travel before I lay my head down in a new country to catch up on my missing sleep. I will have a full day before the conference starts to get myself rested up.
This morning after our nice five-mile walk, I spent some time at the coffee shop with the ladies and discussed travel tips and told stories about getting ready for the trip to Turkey. Just now I spent some time on YouTube learning how to say hello and thank you in Turkish. This is NOT an easy language, but I think it's important to learn the basics just for politeness. I already know how to say thank you and how to introduce myself.
I also heard bad things about Delta's food on the plane to Amsterdam, and good things about Turkish Air's, so I'll get a bit of both, it seems. I'll be taking my own food along anyway. I've never been to any of these places, so for me, the adventure has already begun!