I just totally forgot about this blog, Who ever is reading this (that probably nobody, or maybe me in the future) I've been in Turkey for almost 5 months, today is Monday January 9. 2012 , and I arrived to Izmir August 18. 2011, that means that in 9 days I'll have 5 months living in Turkey Izmir.
While I was coming to this awesome place... I wrote the whole trip from Veracruz Mexico, to Izmir Turkey. So here it is
Today my exchange begins, I woke up relaxed, the time passed slow and fast at the same time, I said good bye to my parents and family, walked inside the waiting area, took my passport and flight ticket out and go inside the plane after that. It's 16:39 and I've been here like 10minutes on the plane, everything looks small and easy to break from here. I arrived to Mexico city at almost 17:00. I saw my uncle, had some tacos (of course!) saw Churrito (a mexican friend that wanted me to go with him on the plane to Mexico city to Izmir, cuz he's living here too.) I met 2 exchange students from Brazil, and a guy from Norway that used to play basketball where I used to play to, ok now I took the next plane to Frankfurt, Germany... It's 21:15 and now I'm on my way there, 22:42 and I'm good I took a soda and I'm flying somewhere near "Corpus christi" in North America, anyway It's 00:16 and I just saw Kung Fu Panda 2, I'm flying near Atlanta and 35000 feets from the ground. It's 04:27 and now I'm near the Atlantic Ocean 1042km/hr. Now It's 05:39 and I'm watching Thor. It just finished Thor and I had breakfast 6:36, I slept a little bit. It's 6:41 and I'm really near to Frankfurt, I'm flying near Oxford at 39000feets, and now In the map I can see Turkey. It's 7:42 and I just land It was a great. I'm in the waiting room with "Haakon" the guy from Norway. It's 9:56 now I'm on the plane to Munich. I'm in Munich now, It's been a nice trip and I'm not tired so It's a good thing. 11:22 and I'm on the plane to Izmir "MERHABA" was the first thing that I heard on the plane. It's 14:42 and the air plane just stopped, I'm really excited for what's going on now, I'll found out!
And I walked from there to the bag place and from the other side of the door I my host dad (Mert Korur), my host mom (Ozlem Korur) my host brother (Omer Korur) and my host sister (Melike Korur), and then I met the Rotary Committee, and we had the first meeting with them right after the plane. Then my family drove me home but not before showing me a little bit of the city that I was going to live for a year
I went home and I found out that my house has a sea view
|Kordon, Izmir, Turkey|
|My first Turkish breakfast|
|Saat Kulesi in Izmir, Turkey|
I was in a different country, different language, different culture, different religion, different parents, different brother, different house, different school, a total different life.
Now I'm in love with this place, the people, the culture, my family, the city, Izmir is my new home far away from home.
But I'll keep with the story until now...
August 20, 2 days after I came here my host sister went to Penticton Canada.
and after that, because it was summer break, we went to Alaçatı Çeşme, where you can do wind surf, sailing, or just lay on the beach have something to eat, go to a bar, have a waffle, buy some souvenirs, swim, and more things to do.
I met my cousins , aunt, uncle my grandma and I everyday more and more family family they all are really nice persons, I'm very lucky
I attend Izmir Tevfik Fikret, It's a french school, so I'll go back to Mexico speaking Turkish and French... That's my goal
My family start getting bigger, when I went to the first orientation camp where everyone that is living in Izmir, Turkey in this exchange year 2011-12 in the district 2440 went. And there I met the most awesome, cute, nice, beautiful, smart, crazy, sweet, warm, and great girls that I could ever imagine to meet.
Haley Scott, Michelle McClusky, Amanda Germano, Emily Hooker, Karine Luciane, Letícia Sassaki, Annie Barksdale, Maggie Johanesen, Morgan Danis, Hannah Kimmer, Wendy Back, Zoe Lipetz, Mariana Rivas, Cristina Carballo, Vitória Regina, Giulia Rossi and Diana Gonzalez..
Yes you counted right 17 girls, from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.
But I'll write more tomorrow cuz I'm tired now.. hahah