Today I am 26!
This picture was taken yesterday at the ancient Bursa silk market. In it I’m sweaty, shiny, and smelly. I’ve got blisters on my feet, that are bleeding inside my shoes, from walking 10+ miles plus hauling my duffel bag and backpack up hills and stairs. My face has broken out, I have a large amount of bug bites, and I’ve got a blooming heat rash over 80% of my body. Seriously, red splotches and bumps on my legs, arms, neck, and face. I woke up this morning have way around the world from home in Bursa, I miss people back in the states like a permanent ache, and I’m spending my twenty sixth birthday riding a public bus for 7 hours, but hey I’m in TURKEY, so I can’t really complain!