Travels and Settling In

Trip Start Jun 18, 2006
Trip End Aug 21, 2006

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

So i have made it safely. The goodbyes before I left were hard (especially the ones at the airport). After a long 30 hours of traveling with 0 hours of sleep, I made it on the ship. The city of Istanbul along the coast is very beautiful.

I have a roommate from portugal for the first two weeks but after that i will have my own cabin, which isn't a bad size either (unlike the closet we are currently sharing as a room).

The food is decent. There is a staff "mess" room that we eat in, they change the menu everyday and it is a buffet. I'm sure I will be sick of it in a few days though.

Last nite I went into the city for the first time. It was a lot of fun, we went to a place called Taksim Street which is on a huge hill and it has lots of shops and restaurants and vendors. It was packed full of people! Very crazy but still fun. I tried ice cream that just was not ice cream like it should be. Very disappointing.

So my job isn't bad. I kind of like it actually. I make all the newsletters that are delivered to the rooms each evening, as well as print out alot of other things that need to be done everyday (menus, flyers, news from the US as well as the world cup etc). My office is a decent size and I share it with the Destinations people (who do the tours) and the cruise director. My desk has a big window with a view of wherever we are.

Well I suppose that is all right now. Missing everyone very much! I will try and upload pictures soon.
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rockstar150 on

Hey Shannon
Hey, sounds like your having a good trip, and sounds like you like the job more then you thought you would. Good thing I kind of got it for you :P

Keep Writing

Miss you

princesssarahe on

We miss you
I am glad to hear you are having a good time. you aer missed here in your plain jane office with a beautiful view of the wall. Stay safe. and take lots of pictures.


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