Today is April 2, and I’ll be on my way back to California in two more days. Tonight will be the last cultural event in Turkey and will ‘cap off’ my journey. I’m going to a folk dance concert late tonight, so I’ll have to take a taxi back to the hotel. Hope he can find his way.
It’s been an awesome journey. I’ve been in sixteen countries, three continents, three islands, twenty one flights. Too many ferries, trams, trains, buses, taxi’s to count and one scooter ride and two camels.
The highlights begin with the interview of me on National Icelandic TV, Christmas and New Years in Berlin with Marilyn McCord, seeing relatives and friends in Germany, Holland and the Faroe Islands and the surprise celebration of my birthday, put on by the people in the Orkney Islands. I flew on the shortest booked flight that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, and got to sit in that cockpit and two other times in big commercial planes. Another highlight, and there were many, was the Turkish bath. You can’t come to Turkey without that experience.
My experience has taught me so much about myself, humanity and culture differences. I have made life-long friends. One year has gone by fast, yet there is so much to remember. I need to spend a bit of time reflecting on it.
Then, I will put it all in a journal with awesome photos and publish the book. I will also get my photos enlarged and sell them, perhaps holding a gallery show.
First of all, when I go back, I’ll need to find a permanent place to live. If you remember, I gave up a job and my apartment for this journey. I have no regrets, and I thank everyone who has contributed in any way, and for everyone who has read the blog.
Don’t give up on that, however, as I will continue it for a couple more years, with results of the book, reviewing it and then I’ll begin writing about other adventures I’ve had in my life.