Registered for my new dorm today. Most likely going to be more comfortable than where I am now. Definitely bigger, huge plus. I’ll share one room with 2 other girls, and a kitchen and bathroom/shower with them and 1 girl who has a single. Kitchen is a little cramped, but the room itself is much roomier.

Was unaware I would need about 8 bajillion passport sized pictures here. Need 3 for the dormitory registration (so I haven’t finished it yet), 1 for the student ID card, and I think 3 or so for the residence permit. Phew! So one of the host students took me to get that done. We finished with not a whole lot of time left before meeting up for a trip to Ankara and Ulus (shopping neighborhood). On the way to the meeting place however, I started to feel very very very stomach ill again. The trip was postponed by 1 hour, and I went with Hanne to the dorm. We talked it over, and Merve came by. We came to the conclusion that most likely, I didn’t want to go if I thought I was going to be needing a bathroom. I went to my room to try to sleep some, and of course, vommed a little.  (This time I made it to the toilet) So, no trip today for Han either. =(!

Called Grammy and arranged for Gokcer to pick me up at 7. So I sat in my room and read my book for most of the afternoon. I packed up my bags so I’d be ready for Gokcer (bringing my laundry to the Gokdogan’s) and headed downstairs. I called Mom and Dad at around 7A their time, thinking Mom would be leaving in half-hour-ish. We talked for the rest of my phone card, and Dad got my Skype name. When I got online and Skyped Dad, Mom was not leaving for work. Delayed opening I suppose!

This is the candy bar I’m obsessed with. It’s wafer-y and DELICIOUS.

My new cell phone. It looks depressingly ghetto, but it’s actually pretty nice. It takes and sends pictures and lots of stufff! =)

This is Kitty. I want to bring her home.

Went to Gokdogans, had yogurt soup and I feel better now. Bed time!



Cake and Cube came with me.

Kitty has been my travel partner.

“I Gotta Feelin'” makes me really happy.

Met Grammy in Munich, Germany. 7:15AM landing time. Had the wrong gate, H25 when it was H40. Very clean airport. Got mochaciato in a bowl for Grammy, and latte in a tall glass for me. We saw a store called “Private” here. At the airport. In the terminals. It’s sketchy, and you have to be over 18 to go in.

Haven’t slept since 7:30 yesterday (today?) and am now punchy and jittery. Have to use an adapter to the plug to charge my computer. Glad the box is 110V-240V. Thanks to Dad for checking that. Got 1 hour of Internet for ~$11. Talked to Rauren McFfffffff when I landed.

German and English are very similar. All the signs here are in German, then again in English. The flight was the same too, since Lufthansa is a German company.

The temperature at one point of the flight was -80F. I can’t begin to fathom how cold that is. Finished my book on the way to Germany.



Lufthansa flight. My favorite icon perhaps.

My plane.

Took no time to get through security & get my boarding passes. Checked 2 bags and wasn’t charged for the extra. Purchased a book, Immodium and Breath Savers. They’ll last longer than lollipops when on takeoff and descent.

Wore my AA letters. Represent, girlfriends. Have a pirate band-aid too.

Bored. Waited 4 hours in the airport before boarding. Ellen and Eric and Steve drove me to the airport. We stopped for Panara. It was satisfying. We got free cookies. Man from Stetson University watched my bag when I went to the bathroom.

Tino couldn’t come with me to Turkey so I took a picture of him with my bags. He will ride back to Virginia buckled into Eric’s passenger seat.