I’m back in Austria for a few days and so far it’s been absolutely wonderful. Not only is it great to see friends and family again, but I also enjoy the little things like knowing my way around, speaking the language, not being stuck in traffic for hours… etc, etc.
I actually feel as if I’ve never really been away for as long as I have been. Everything still feels way more familiar than it ever has in Turkey and although the sheer beauty of Istanbul never failed to impress and although I’ve met the most amazing people during this exchange I also never really felt at home and at peace. It’s been quite the adventure and I wouldn’t want to miss a thing I’ve seen and done (mostly) but I’m also not quite as sad it’s over as many others.
Now, I’ll enjoy every single day here and then all sails are set for Berlin.