Istanbul day 3

We got an extremely late start today. Check out was at 11am and the owner of the Hostel was knocking at 11:05 for us to get going. So we left our bags and headed out into the beautiful day! Our first stop was for some … Continue readingIstanbul day 3

Istanbul Day 2

After sleeping in we got going into the cold. We took the tram half way then hiked the other half of the way to the Süleymaniye Mosque. It’s supposed to be the nicest mosque in Istanbul. We met a lovely Muslim lady who explained how … Continue readingIstanbul Day 2

Istanbul day 1

Getting on the flight to Istanbul from Amsterdam was extremely uncomfortable for me. Guys that normal send my situational awareness alarms off were everywhere on this flight. I figured they aren’t out to kill a plane full of Muslims just to take out two Americans. … Continue readingIstanbul day 1

I’m Official!

It’s finally happening!!! Sierra and I got up and grabbed my grandmother from her house. We headed down to the province government offices to meet my lawyer and the village headman. The lawyer met with the head of the providence and gave me our blue … Continue readingI’m Official!

Our day in Hanoi!

We got up and had breakfast at our hotel. Then headed out to explore the city of Hanoi. We walked around the lake then walked to Hoa Lo Prison, ironically nicknamed the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ by US POWs during the American War. Most exhibits relate to … Continue readingOur day in Hanoi!