By: Semiramis Zaldívar Ramírez

I find myself writing these words from the Istanbul airport, with tears welling up in my eyes. I feel like I’m saying goodbye to the love of my life. I do not want to go; I already want to return. And no wonder, this country has been the most beautiful in all aspects that I have visited (and there are already 11 countries with which I can compare), and this has been the most wonderful experience of my life.

Traveling here alone, to a new continent for me and one of the countries I had long dreamed of visiting, overcoming my own fears and those of others, is something I have imagined for years. I booked and planned this trip with my own resources for several months, and this has awakened really beautiful emotions and feelings in me.

This trip has brought out the best in me.

I love my traveling version. I have become stronger, braver, super sociable (I have already made Turkish, Tunisian, Polish, Mexican friends), I know how to speak English, I am fit, walking at least 20km daily and above all: it is an enjoyment of this canyon. I think it’s my best version hahaha!

Every morning, when I woke up, I had that strange feeling that this was a dream, and when I realized that it wasn’t, I was filled with deep joy and gratitude for living this magnificent gift called “living life as I dreamed of it.”

For 11 days, I toured this wonderful country by bus, train, plane and ferry, and from the first day, it was enough for me to fall madly in love and love its people, its food, its climate, its culture, its landscapes and everything beautiful it brought out. from my. Yes, I have experienced strength, courage, love, fulfillment and experiences that I cannot find enough words to describe.

Every day since I arrived on the other side of the world, I have practiced mindfulness. I even opened my eyes wider to capture every detail, inhaled the aromas of the sea, spices and food, felt every texture of the rocks, mosaics and carpets, and enjoyed and experienced each flavor to fill myself with them. Even though I had a lot of things left to do, I don’t regret it at all, because that alone gives me the best reason to come back.

So, thank you, Turkey, I love you with all my heart, and I promise to return. And you can be sure that I always keep my word.

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