It has been a while since my last post but I have been at work for the past month, so nothing too exciting. For those of you have worked for a month straight or longer know how I am feeling right now especially when it’s the home stretch before travelling. My time in Turkey has gone by so quickly but the experiences and adventures I have had will forever be part of who I am. It has not yet sunk in that I am across the world fully immersed in a completely different culture, this is partly thanks to our colleagues here who have welcomed us wholeheartedly and made us feel right at home. Without their hospitality and friendship our stay in turkey would not have been as pleasant as it has been. I hope to thank them by showing them the same amount of hospitality and generosity they have shown us when they visit Canada, as our doors are always open to them. I have had numerous friends tell me that the experiences they are having on their travels don’t really sink in until they are back home, who knows maybe I will have the same revelation when I am back home, but until I get back home I will be continuing my adventure and hoping to experience it to its fullest.
As I previously mentioned we have been planning this trip for the past two months and were definitely looking forward to it, well the day has come where we say goodbye to Etili our home for the past two months. We will be leaving for Jordan tomorrow evening (Aug 1st)from Istanbul and arriving in Amman the same night. The trip we have planned currently will have us travelling to the south of Jordan to the coastal city of Aqaba stopping at Mt. Nebo, the dead sea, Wadi rum (or Wadi Mujib) Petra then finally Aqaba. We will be flaying back to Istanbul from Amman on Aug 7th we will be taking an overnight bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia where we will be spending some time hiking, mountain biking and hot air balloon tour. We will be taking another overnight bus to Trabzon to visit the Sumela monastery. After Trabzon we will be taking a flight back to Istanbul where we will spend the remaining 2 days before heading back to Canada. My next post will most likely be after getting back to Canada so till then…
Ps. sorry if there are any grammatical or spelling mistakes I wrote this while packing and didn’t get a chance to look it over