TURKISH FLIGHT ACADEMY
This is me ^ . Listening intently because this is the closest I can get to be a flight attendant. LOLS!
You have no idea how much I want to go down that slide! I actually asked the lady if I can try. LOLS!!
There was actual training when we got there. It was so fun to watch. Here they are being taught how to open/close the door of a Boeing 777.
These are the flight simulators. Pilots train on these and each session would last up to 4 hours. Everything is so high tech over there!!
After the tour, we were given the (late) afternoon off. This means we can now roam Istanbul on our own. The group didn’t really have plans so we ended up splitting from everyone. Four of us went to Bakirkoy district.
First thing we did was go inside Capacity Shopping Mall. One, because we needed to buy some stuff and two, it was so cold outside! When you have been in a country where booze is not readily available, this section of the mall would really shock you:
Here I am with Maisoon & Ansam.
And here’s Grace with the girls. I’m so glad we all decided to go together.
This was taken before our dinner arrived. Dinner is Doner Kebab. I have no idea what that is but I was happy to try.
Later on I realized that Doner Kebab is the same thing as Shawarma. You can choose to have the meat wrapped in flatbread, pita or as a sandwich. Obviously I chose sandwich. That’s my Doner Kebab.
If you look closely at the photo, you will see mayonnaise and ketchup on a piece of paper. That has a funny story behind it.
While we were busy taking photos of our food, Maisoon started testing the condiment bottles (makes sense coz you don’t want ketchup exploding on your sandwich, right?) Anyway, we enjoyed the food and the stories. When it was time to pay, the waiter took that piece of paper. Apparently that was our bill. LOLS!!
You should see everyone’s reaction… its just one of those “you-have-to-be-there” kind of moment!
The cold night was balanced off with the smell of warm street food.
Never in my life I have tasted Turkish coffee before this trip. It kinda grew on me. I welcomed the strong, warm coffee as it was a cold, cold night.
After about 2 (or maybe 3) hours of walking, we went back to the hotel. I ended the day with a warm bubble bath and a little light reading and some tea before going to bed.