I'd be lying if I said that traveling on your own doesn't get lonely at times. Having spent the previous month with friends and family, I suddenly find myself all alone in Istanbul for the last month of my trip. I eased into the difficult transition by leeching onto fellow travelers.
"What are you guys up to today? ... oh that sounds cool."
"Where are you guys going for dinner tonight? ... oh I love [fill in the blank]."
"Where are you going? ... oh, the bathroom? ... but you're coming back from the bathroom right?"
After three days of this in Istanbul, I feel that I'm just about ready to cut my umbilical cord and start heading East to the countryside. Wish me luck.