The couch still seems empty despite the fact that our beloved visitors left over one week ago. These three wonderful women decided to take a trip of a lifetime and travel the world for 6 months. They left their jobs, rented their apartments and put all of their essential belongings into a backpack. They started in Greece (and Amsterdam), met in Izmir to tour the ruins of Efes and then came to Istanbul for one week. It was their friendship with my beloved college roommate that initially brought us together, however it was their enthusiasm, curiosity, kindness and sense of humor that ensured they became friends of our own.
They left Istanbul for Kathmandu, despite warnings that few backpackers make it out of Istanbul to continue their travels to Nepal (Perhaps Istanbul’s charms lure them in longer than expected). They are currently on an 8-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp through the Himalayas. To anyone with wanderlust, a sense of adventure and a love of travel, follow their story and adventure on their blog. Read the rest of this entry