Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And I'm Off...

Merhaba.  This is my last night in the US, and a couple girlfriends are staying over to see me off.  We had a little party tonight, with lots of grilled meat and a Fred Astaire + Ginger Rogers movie, and a darling friend who I didn't think would come did, so that was great. 

 I have to get up at about 6:30 tomorrow to leave around 7ish.  My flight leaves from Bangor at 10 o'clock, and I'll land in LaGuardia sometime tomorrow afternoon for the orientation in Queens.  On Friday we fly to İstanbul, and from there, On To Ankara! 

I am going to miss everybody so much.  I'm not sure how I'll stand it...

We've insured my camera, and my friends helped me finish packing - the bag is just under 44 pounds - VICTORY.  All I need to do now is figure out how to zip it up (!). 

I'm posting some pictures of my friends house and family so that my host family can see them - but you can look too. 

So, I probably won't be able to post for a few days, maybe until I get to Turkey.  I need to get up in the morning, so this is it.  Wish me luck!  Friends, family, babysittees, laptop and native English speakers in general, I bid thee farewell.  Turkish family, food and other awesome NSLI-Y people I've been in touch with, I can't wait to be with you.  I can't quite believe that I'm doing this, but here I go. 

Wish me luck!  Bana şans dileyin.


Shelley said...

Bon Voyage Imogen!

Anonymous said...

We are waiting for you, ı hope you'll post nice pictures of joyful times :) wity love Didem & Alkım & Tolga

Anonymous said...

you're so lucky hahah I live somewhere near Turkey,Macedonia and I don't think that you have ever heard of it and I'm sure you won't hear of it hah