DAYS 1 & 2 – SUNDAY/MONDAY, APRIL 26-27:
Our day of departure finally arrived. A total of only 13 of us are on this trip. Some of us met in NY, while others flew from Chicago. Still others arranged their own flight.
Although these non-stop flights were long and delayed, we arrived in Istanbul just fine. We were met by our guide, Muse, in the baggage area. Boarding the mini van, we drove to our hotel located on the European side of the city. After checking in, we enjoyed dinner together, with a number of us enjoying an optional walk after a brief orientation meeting.
We are looking forward to a full day in the unique city of Istanbul before flying to Israel tomorrow evening.