Welcome all to the reincarnation of my travel blog from Turkey. I leave tomorrow morning bright and early for DC. Two days hence I will be on a Lufthansa jet to Ankara via Munich. I will be posting updates about the places I get around to seeing, topical discussions should they be relevant to current events and whatever else I think is entertaining. Feel free to comment if you have suggestions or questions about Turkey, or how I'm doing, I'm using this as the basic mass communication tool for the trip. It is likely my next post will be from Ankara sometime this weekend.