Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another Adventure

Well I landed in Ankara, Turkey 25 hours ago.  What a whirlwind few days it's been.  I am beyond tired and really overwhelmed right now.  My brain and senses are in overdrive.  I think it is going to be a good experience for me- both personally and professionally.  I am not nearly as scared or nervous as I was in April 2007 when I went to Korea.  I did it alone then and I can do it alone this time. Some things I have noticed this time around:
1. I did a better pack, even though the time constraints were similar to those before I moved to Korea
2.  I don't stand out as much here as I did in Korea.  I am not such an obvious foreigner here.
3.  I have a better idea(although not great today) at guessing what I am ordering in a restaurant.  
4.  The TV shows and commericals here baffle my mind as much, if not more, as the ones in Korea did.  I am currently watching, what I hope is a commercial full of little boys playing soccer(or football for the Brits) and one team is dressed as Spiderman and the other team is dressed as Batman.  
5.  I did not arrive in Turkey with an ear infection- so I can actually HEAR!  Thats a good thing!

Well I am going to bed.  My body is slowly crapping out on me right now.