Things I have noticed about Turkey
-Everyone smokes. Literally.
-The feral bunnies look like pet rabbits
-Everything is modern fused with old. Or nearly ancient.
-You only drink from water bottles, and I haven't seen a recycling bin yet.
-Guys like to stare at you. I'm learning to ignore them.
-The call to prayer is one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. I scramble onto the roof to hear it every night.
-We eat a lot of bread. I've eaten something like 30 pieces of bread in the past week.
-We eat a lot of cheese. There's lots of different types of cheese.
-Turkish is incredibly complicated, even after hours and hours of intensive Turkish classes.
-If you even attempt to speak Turkish, people will simply beam at you.
-As it turns out, the showers aren't a tub/shower combination. Even if you plug the drain with a towel.
I have noticed more things, but we are only in the countryside of Istanbul. However, we will be with our host families by Friday! I look forward to that immensely. It will be a bit difficult to leave my new friends though. Some of my best YES buddies are in Kayseri, but we'll see each other throughout the year.
Now, it's PICTURE TIME!!!
Typical breakfast so far
Peacock in the trees.
View from our hotel roof.
I hope you have all have had a wonderful week, and I love you <3 Yes. Yes I do.
The song we learned and sang during our Turkish lessons.