To Turkey

One of the nice things about being in Saudi Arabia is that you are close to so many other countries. And I won’t lie to you, traveling from KSA is a lot cheaper than traveling from the states. I say that but in all the years I’ve been in KSA, I didn’t really try going anywhere. Well, this time I decided to go to Turkey. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to see so I figured, why not? I bought my tickets and arranged for a tour in less than two weeks.

On October 19, I was off to Istanbul. It was great because Turkish Airlines has a direct flight from Yanbu. There was no need to stop in Jeddah first. Turkish Airlines, what can I say? I didn’t love the tight fit on the plane. And we didn’t leave on time. But no problem, I’m used to that. I’ve been in KSA seven years where on time is a strange concept. The flight attendants were a wee bit dry for my taste, but then again, who cares? It’s not like we’re supposed to be friends.

Before we landed, the view was amazing. And we have to remember I’ve been in the desert for a while. These are a couple of the shots I took before we landed.

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And about the landing. Yeah, it was a good thing we were close enough to the ground that we might survive had we crashed. It felt like we were on a terrible roller coaster ride.

And that my friends is Turkish Airlines.

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