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Friday, March 6, 1998
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey:
Latitude: 41° 1' 12" North
Longitude: 28° 58' 41" East
Altitude: 36 feet
From Seattle: 7436 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Orient Youth Hostel

Today's Travel:
Country: Turkey
Region: Istanbul
Weather: Rain

Available Photos:

Mom, Will, and I on their last night Istanbul, Turkey

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 330
Linear Dist: 95280
Countries Visited: 27
Regions Visited: 106
More stats...
Hotels: 52
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 111
Transit: 31
Beers: 1405

Journal Entry:
Rainy day. Met Mom and Penny and we had a long lunch. Then spent the afternoon shopping with them. I left to organize my pack and try to decide what I could send home with Mom (Africa books, Europe books, Mosquito net - since I'm trying to put off Africa). Met Mom, Penny, and Will at theier hotel for happy hour(s?), and had a nice dinner. After dinner as I was walking back to the hostel I started to feel lonely. Once again I'm glad it's time to start moving again and I'm looking forward to the freedom and control I have while traveling on my own, but at the same time I'm dreading being alone again.

I came back and hung out at the Orient's bar one last time.

Related Sites:
The Orient Hostel, Istanbul
CNN: Current Weather in Istanbul
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Turkey
CIA World Fact Book: Turkey

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