As I flipped through the news pages of Google today, I noticed a picture that looked exactly  like the one from my photo album.  I wondered why “my” picture of the Hagia Sophia was being used for an article.   The new discovery and theory of the origin of the Indo-European family of languages pointing to Anatolia, present day Turkey, doesn’t surprise me at all.  Neither does the theory that the language originated some 9,000 years ago there.  As I read the article, I accepted the fact that the picture they used was not mine at all, although it looked like it.  Then, a flood of memories came over me about all the spectacular experiences I had in Turkey.  And then, I looked at ALL the  pictures I took in Turkey.  I miss the amazing high that I feel when I travel.  I got extremely sad, like a little girl, because I cannot take another trip until January of 2013.  As I am committed to starting classes for my Master’s degree, I secretly wish that I cannot meet the application deadline for next week so I can take a trip instead.  Who knows? Maybe something will happen to keep me from starting classes this Fall.  Maybe I can start classes in the Winter, which means January…

As I am still distraught about my Petra trip being cancelled/postponed in October, I feel the effects of Post Traumatic Travel Withdrawal emerging.  As I am so, so sad, I look for every excuse to postpone the start of my Master’s program this Fall.  I check for flights and fares to different places.  I research cool hotels I want to stay at.  And I dream about all the places I want to travel to before I die…

Since Google has a picture of the Hagia Sophia on their website today, I, too, will post one here that is different than the ones I shared earlier in my blog..

The epitome of stunning architecture.
It was SO beautiful!

About Blogatrixx

I took a solo trip to Istanbul in May, 2012 that changed me forever. It started my passion for travel, and it also ignited my passion for photography. This blog was created to express and appreciate the beauty of life through my travels.
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