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In Istanbul. What an amazing city, every time I come here I am still amazed, at its size, modernity, ancient history, architecture and scenery, not to mention the food.

The first day, had anxiety attacks, almost to the point of panic. Ah yes, you can leave the place behind, but you cannot leave your brain behind. powered through them though, after spending all morning sobbing in my room, went about the rest of the day with aplomb, hahaha.

Today, I feel fine. Maybe it was the time change that brought on the anxiety. Still have many periods of dizziness, that’s how I manifest jet lag. oh and I have a sinus infection, rare for me, and luckily I was able to get Zithromax without a prescription, don’t need one in Turkey. So, I am hoping that my sinus headache will be gone in a day or two.

On the positive side, Istanbul is beautiful, the Bosphorus is a deep blue, the weather is perfect and it is lovely to be with my family here, in this gorgeous city.

9 thoughts on “Istanbul

  1. Turkey is a great country – The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.Despite the repeated invasions and occupations, Armenian pride and cultural identity never wavered. The snow-capped peak of Mount Ararat became its focal point and by 600 BC Armenia as a nation sprang into being. Following the advent of Christianity, Armenia became the very first nation to accept it as the state religion. A golden era of peace and prosperity followed which saw the invention of a distinct alphabet, a flourishing of literature, art, commerce, and a unique style of architecture.


  2. Wow, did you take those pictures? It is so beautiful and different than here. I have never seen any place different than here.

    I am so glad you are on an adventure. Take more pics, if you can . I will adventure with you from my bedroom .

    Sorry that I get the bed and you get the anxiety of being there. I am cheating by adventuring with you from my room, but I will look forward to more of the adventure anyway 🙂

    Your line about “can leave the place behind but can’t leave the brain behind ” was sad but it was also funny. It is a great line.

    Well thanks to the internet, we do not have to miss you while you are away. We just get to see you with different things around you.

    Keep enjoying your adventure. I would say ” wish I were there” but I am less scared in my bed. I admire you for being a brave adventure lady. You can do it.

    I bet tomorrow will be easier and you will be okay. But if not, let us know. We are rooting for you.

    Annie ❤

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