Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople

By 4:00 tonight, I’ll be on a plane to Istanbul. Istanbul! (Am I packed? Nope. Flatmate Kathleen and I just had a discussion about how this semester has utterly changed our perspectives on travel, namely re: our respective tendencies to overprepare. Never before would we be this lax about it. Throw some clothes and a toothbrush in a suitcase, done. It’s kind of nice, really.)

This means, of course, that we’ll have to take a break in the ongoing Spring Break Chronicles. I’m sensing a pattern here: whoops, have to go on break, I’ll talk about London when that’s done. Whoops, have to go to Istanbul, I’ll finish telling you about Italy when I’m back. But when do I post about Istanbul? When will I have the time to get caught up?

Apparently, I’m the world’s worst blogger. Awesome.

Hee. But no, I’m beyond excited for this weekend (Istanbul!), and I’ve determined not to let the scary amount of classwork I have upcoming distract me from having an awesome time. I’ll take far too many pictures and buy too many souvenirs and eat too much food and it’ll be perfect. And I totally have the They Might Be Giants song stuck in my head. I think I need to go listen to some Dvorak while I pack or something. Away! See y’all Sunday.

Istanbul! (Not Constantinople.)

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2 Responses to “Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople”


  1. 1 Bones March 29, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Not owning the They Might Be Giants album (which I LOVE, by the way), we had to settle for putting on “The Gates of Istanbul” by She Who Needs Not Be Named before reading your blog entry.

  2. 2 Colin April 2, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    That track (the whole album, actually – caravanserai were mentioned a couple of times during the trip, at which points I got really excited, for both the historical and musical implications) will be most appropriate for the eventual post detailing my adventures in Istanbul. It’s on it’s way, I promise!


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