Once upon a time, Jerusalem Center students went to Egypt mid semester. Then the Egyptian revolts began and the Egypt trip was cancelled. When I found out I wasn't going to Egypt, I was very disappointed. Who doesn't want to visit an Egyptian pyramid and incur the wrath of an angry dead Egyptian pharaoh, accidentally bring angry pharaoh back to life, become the bride of said undead pharaoh, then send him back to the grave? (Okay, so everything I know about Egypt stems from The Mummy, get over it.) Since the overthrows and government upsets began, the Egypt trip has been substituted for a week in Turkey.
And what a week it was. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the fifteen or so pictures I included still don't do the country or my trip fair justice. But it'll have to do:
|Turkish "Delight." All I could think was "holy crap, that Narnia kid sold his siblings out for this shiz?"|
|This man had the most phenomenal mustache I've ever seen in real life. |
You bet I (literally) chased him down to ask for a picture.
|Oh this old thing? I bought it in Istanbul... but no big deal.|
|WHY would they only allot an hour in the Grand Bazaar when treasures like|
taxidermied goats modeling men's trousers are to be found?
|4,000 shops = 4,000 shopkeepers to bully me into buying their marked up trinkets.|
|Honoring the Isle of Lesbos behind us|
|Mom I didn't even have to carve my name into this one... the Romans beat me to it!|
|A little piece of home everywhere. My single regret of the trip is that I didn't try the McTurko|
|I honestly don't even remember where this was taken. Somewhere historic or something.|
|We got to walk off the plane and it was phenomenal. I felt like a movie star.|
(Also yes, that's my ukulele in hand. I really enjoyed playing that in airport lines before
AND after our red eye flight. Everyone else... probably not so much)
Egypt schmegypt. Turkey is where it's at!