Have you ever wondered where people get their perceptions of things? Since I have announced that I am going to Istanbul Turkey, I have been amazed at some of the things people have said to me. Like do you have to wear a burka? Are women allowed to drive? I have had to explain that Turkey is not Iraq. Istanbul is a very modern city. Hopefully, my journey will help a few people open their eyes to the world around them and maybe be a bit more open minded. I used to be one of those closed minded people that never wanted to leave the USA. But now...my eyes are wide open to all the possibilities and I can't wait to experience everything life has to offer....bring it on!