Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sometimes getting there is less than half the fun

It was around our second hour (of three) of sitting in the plane on the runway at JFK airport when we realized our trip was going to take a lot longer than we had planned.

36 hours later, we arrived at our lodgings just outside İskenderun. In between, we missed our connection flight in London, then in turn missed our 7pm connection flight in İstanbul. In London, however, thanks to some quick thinking we arranged to take the first flight (7am) out of İstanbul. Events conspired against us (again) there, too, as Turkish Air managed to not actually book us on the 7am flight. So we waited until 11am and, after a layover of about 10 hours, we took the 1 hour and 15 minute flight to Adana. From there it was but a short taxi ride to our fantastic Catholic resort.

We, by the way, were the three proprietors of this blog and two undergraduate students from PSU, Brendon and Dan. Witness Amanda's photographic genius:

All is not bad, thankfully. Our lodgings are excellent (far better than is usual for archaeological expeditions), everyone here is very nice, the food is great, and the view is great. A few pictures:

Finally, a photo of some of our group:
That's it for now, I'm rushed for time. We will update in a few days.

1 comment:

Mary Anne said...

At least y'all finally made it. Good luck with the first few days!

By the way, love the pics!