Our $204 flight to Chisinau came with a catch: an 8-hour layover in Turkey. I booked to hotel close to the airport, hoping that we could get there quickly and I could catch a few hours of sleep before our flight at around 8 am. Harrassed by half the cabdrivers in Istanbul at our choice to get an Uber, and struggling to get the Uber in the first place, we finally got to the hotel and I caught too few hours before we had to catch our Uber to the airport which, I began to realize, is like the biggest Turkish faux pas. The taxi lobby is strong with this one, Uberists beware.
I don't sleep as well as I'd hoped, and I crawl out of bed a hair before 6 to get to the airport. I eat a leftover Turkish Airlines turkey sandwich (the packaging didn’t play up the humorous side of this) in the terminal. I am otherwise humorless.
Victor Bernabei is just another millenial travel blogger. But here's the twist: He isn't a millenial! His goal is to see as many countries as he can, and spread the message that the world is not as scary as the news wants you to believe, and that there is beauty in all people, places and things.