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Istanbul, here we come!

March 25, 2010

It’s 2 days until we leave —


I have checked our passports 5 times — the expiration dates are far away, so we should have no trouble getting on the plane.

We don’t have our visas  — both the website and consulate told me we can get them once we arrive.

I trooped down to the Turkish Consulate in Chicago – Wacker and Michigan at the Chicago River.  After going through a metal detector (my shoes set it off) and waiting for 15 minutes, I met with someone who told me that I could

  • get them (today) for $ 58 each  (cash only, please!), or
  • I could get them on arrival in Istanbul – $ 20 per person.

I chose to wait.

Tom still worries this might be wrong, and fears we’ll be denied entry.  Wouldn’t that stink?!

I haven’t read much about the Istanbul, Turkey, or Capadoccia — I had great hopes of reading all of Rick Steves’ recommended list, but I guess I’ll glance through a couple guide books on the plane.


From → Turkey

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