in just a little over two weeks, my pop's and myself will be in istanbul! i can't wait! i'm trying to prepare myself for everything expect, such as the food, the customs and even the language. i've heard from multiple sources already that even though i could easily get through my trip in a jiffy with knowing little to no turkish at all, it can really make your trip that much better by knowing some basic turkish phrases and words. i've always been terrible at languages; i nearly flunked french and fucking hated learning it every step of the way, but this time i'm determined! i thought i'd give it a whirl and try to memorize at least a few basics. i found this series of educational turkish language videos on youtube and they've been great! check it out: