Arriving In Istanbul | MattLife 025



After a few minutes of debating how to overcome this obstacle, I headed to the office of Oman Air in DXB and explained the situation. I managed to get a print out of my visa, and then proceeded back to the check-in area.

After that, I cleared security and headed to the airport lounge.




The people next to me were great. We had a chat for about an hour speaking about travel & music whilst on the plane. For the rest of the time, I listened to an audiobook and watched a bit of Shark Tank.


I didn’t have any mobile data so it was really easy to get confused whilst on the Subway.

When I exited, it was cold and raining. I had no idea where I was going due to a lack of mobile data. And all of the Free Wifi areas required a local Turkish cell number to get connected. Annoying.

The instructions from my host said it was near the Marriot. So I started asking people if they knew where the Marriot was. After all, it seemed like the most logical thing to do.

One problem: Not many people spoke English. Or if they did, they didn’t want to talk to me in my native language.


So after asking about 5 people in the pouring rain, a security guard was kind enough to point me in the right direction.

After almost getting hit by a car in the middle of the street, I found the road in which my AirBnB was on. Now I just had to find the apartment…

After walking in the rain for 10 minutes checking the numbers of each block, I found it. I was SO HAPPY. I was relieved.



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