Dreaming of going overseas never really helped me when I was growing up because it didn’t happen. I just never had the chance. My family couldn’t afford it, school later got in the way and work got in the way. I married a guy who is from Australia, and we finally got a chance to go there recently. It was amazing! Our first night there, we had Turkish cuisine in Sydney which was a big surprise. My parents are from Turkey, and I miss the food that they made me when I was growing up. My hubby had been telling me about an amazing Turkish restaurant in his home city, and he promised to take me there.
It is easy to forget about the fact that that there’s a big world outside of your own country. It was very easy for me to not really think about that. So, when I finally did get a chance to go overseas, it was mindblowing to see this whole nother world out there beyond my own neighborhood and state. Traveling over oceans was fantastic. I kept thinking that we had crossed one already, only too look out the plane window to see that we were still over the same ocean that we were flying across one hour earlier. In all, it took 24 hours to get to my husband’s home country. What a flight.
Once we landed, there was so much to see. Life there was somewhat the same as mine, and life was also very different. I have always loved my hubby’s accent, and it was so interesting to be surrounded by people everywhere I went who all have the same accent. I loved taking in the culture wherever we went. The food is great there. Even driving around the different neighborhoods to see how everyone lives was a lot of fun, too.