o All 31 students met at the airport. We were looking forward to an exciting trip with our classmates, but one was missing, Jeppe. Where was he? Poor boy, he was ill. We missed him on the trip, it was very sad not to have him with us. We arrived at Istanbul airport 16.20 O’clock. At the airport we met a very confused bus-driver. He couldn’t find his own bus. Finally we found the bus, and we were on the way to our lovely hotel.
We were positively surprised to see our hotel, because it was a lot better than our hotel in Belgium. We checked in, and shortly after we had all packed out.
At 7 pm we met in the lobby, because we had to go out and eat with the whole class. We walked for 30 minutes, and came to a little restaurant near the Blue mosque. Our plates were filled with six different kind of meat. The girls couldn’t eat half of the plate. We walked home through the busy and vibrant streets of Istanbul. Our first impression of the city was positive. We were tired after the long day, and went straight to bed.
“One day my mortal body will turn to dust, but the Turkish Republic will stand forever.” - Atatürk