June 30, 2009 - "Hello from Istanbul!! We have had a few crazy packed days over here. We arrived in Turkey a few days ago and visited the ruins at Ephesus. They were amazing! We also spent a couple of days in Istanbul which is a stunning city. I was here five years ago with my best friend, Annic, and we had so much fun that I was excited to come back. The city is packed with things to see and do and the people could not be more lovely. Last night we saw whirling dervishes and fire dancers. So cool."