I woke up at 6AM. I couldn’t believe today I had to be at the airport. WHY!??!! I need just one more day to say good-bye properly. As I plotted ways to miss my plane, to figure out a way to wash dishes and afford an apartment, I said my goodbye’s to the lucky remaining students bound for Greece and Italy, and boarded the shuttle to the airport.
Luckily, I had company on the bus to talk to to keep my eyes from wandering off to look out the window at the Bosphorus, Mosques, Palaces, Businesses, and people. I think now in hindsight, I would have teared and went into a mad frenzy in order to be deemed un fit to fly so that I could have another day or two there. :-p
At the airport, I checked my bags. It was official, I was leaving and had no other way out. I hugged our tour guide Deniz, telling her not necessarily goodbye….
Somehow, I know I’ll be back…