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Turkey Diary #3 | Last Day Nostalgia

29/10/15  “So today is the day. The day we say goodbye to the sunshine, the mountains, the fruit and the lovely tea. We also have to say goodbye to our neighbor whose warm heart received us since our first day here. It was an honor to share a cup of Çayi (tea) with her, it goes to show that language should never be an excuse to not communicate with other beautiful people. Her amazing smile, constant positive energy and google translate made our evening perfect and a moment I will always treasure. I just hope one day the sounds coming out of her mouth make sense in my head and we no longer have to use google translate…I know for a fact that would make her extremely happy. We are at the airport now in Antalya waiting for our flight to Istanbul. I got a flat white with soya milk, as usual…as soon as I get to England everything will be back to ‘the usual’. I will get the usual bus to school, go to the usual gym, worry …

Turkey Diary #2 | Being an Outcast

26/10/15 “We missed the bus to the waterfall. The famous Kursunlu Waterfall in the natural park of Antalya. I can not wait to get there. It has been a long journey…we already got a bus for 40 mins, a tram and now we have to wait half an hour for our next bus which will take about one hour to get to the natural park.  It is quite surreal being here, sitting on this bench. I have the feeling everyone is wondering why I am writing and why is Lucia reading. It feels like everything we do is abnormal in the eyes for the people around us, even just the way we look. In the beginning it was strange…being looked at, being an outcast but now we are used to it…sort of. People still look at us, they still think twice before sitting next to us on the bus and question everything we do and how we look but as we come to understand their culture and even a little bit of their language we …

Turkey Dairy #1 | Almost there!

22/10/15 “I am currently on the biggest plane I’ve ever been on. In one hour we will arrive in Antalya and even though I am exhausted I can not miss this opportunity to write. I love traveling and so far this has been an amazing adventure. In fact the last 3 days have been pretty great. I arrived in Hamburg on the 19th and since then my days have been filled with friends, stunning views, long chats and lovely food…what else can I girl ask for? If 3 years ago someone told me I would come to Istanbul and Antalya with two amazing and beautiful German girls I would have told them they were mad. In the last few years I’ve done so many things I never thought I would ever do. To be honest I often find myself wondering how I ended up here…in this beautiful life – no I am not naive and think that everything in life is beautiful and amazing but I love to love life and be grateful and appreciative.  …