Adventures of a teenage author...

This is Marta, author of the Darkwoods series and of Marta's Blog. I created this blog specifically for blogging about my 2015 study abroad adventures in Europe, but it's becoming the blog for all my travels. I hope you enjoy all the pictures and stories!

Monday, March 27, 2017

How I'll Post Pictures

Posting pictures from Turkey will be a little different than from Europe for a few reasons. First, there's a new rule in place that doesn't allow passengers on flights from Istanbul to the US to have electronics larger than a cell phone in the cabin, which means that if I were to bring my larger laptop, I would have to stow it in checked baggage. That just seems like a good way to get it stolen or broken, so I'll be leaving that at home. This means that, unless there's a computer everywhere we stop (which I doubt), I won't be able to add photos from my Kodak camera right away. Furthermore, you couldn't pay me to blog on my phone for two weeks. I'm doing it right now, and it's a pain. I will try to bring along my old Netbook, since I doubt anyone will want to steal that, but it also has limited capabilities. Ergo, there might be a huge pause in my posting, followed by an avalanche of posts.

Wait a minute... That sounds exactly like Europe! Guess it really doesn't affect me! 

The real reason is that some of these pictures are part of someone else's project, and I wouldn't feel right sharing them. I will link to them when they are posted, but don't look for them on this blog. 

There will definitely be plenty of pictures that I'll be taking just for this blog, and because the first part of this trip follows one of Paul's missionary journeys, it follows a story. That means there will be a lot more story to tell than in my Europe posts. I'm taking off for the first leg of the trip just two months from yesterday - I can hardly wait! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Onward to Turkey!

Hey everyone, I'm back here now! I just saw that all the money went through, which means that I am all set to go to Turkey!

Unlike my Europe adventures, which were mostly a solo expedition (except for Italy), this one is going to be entirely with a group of people connected to WLC. The first part of the trip is hosted by a group called Tutku Tours, and we're joining them in their tour that studies the Apostle Paul's third missionary journey in western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos. If you follow that link, you'll notice that that particular tour goes to Troy and Istanbul, but my group is actually heading our own way before then. We are heading to Balikesir to search out Roman roads, photograph them, and map them for Dr. Glen Thompson's website Anatolian Roads.

I'll have more information and links coming soon, so be sure to check back here!