It’s official…my second school year in Turkey has ended and summer is here! This time around, it’s bittersweet. We have quite a few friends leaving us, so we all decided to stick around for one last weekend together.
We drove to a nearby sahil (seaside area) for an all-day picnic. The weather was gorgeous and because it was the last day of Ramadan, we pretty much had the place to ourselves all afternoon. We had an epic picnic, which was basically a smorgasbord of Turkish, American, and Mexican food, complete with a dessert table.
The whole day was spent chatting, stuffing our faces, playing frisbee, and climbing playground equipment like children. When we had finally had our fill of the great outdoors, we headed back to the incredibly empty campus for a rooftop terrace party, which included mojitos and obnoxiously loud music. It was the perfect way to end our last night at the school…and probably our last night together for a long time.
It’s never easy to say goodbye, but at least we made it an epic goodbye. Now to enjoy some well-deserved summertime freedom!