Another perk about my job: I get US and local holidays! This means that I didn't have work on Monday, because it was Zafer Bayrami (Victory Day), and next Monday is Labor Day (ours). Also, from 1 PM on Wednesday through Friday, I have Seker Bayrami (end-of-Ramadan holiday). The upshot? I am taking tomorrow off and flying to Malta for four days on the beach with friends I worked with in Riyadh. I am the duty officer during the long holiday, so I can't leave Istanbul... getting my holiday travel in while I can!
Macedonia last weekend, Malta tomorrow. Love it. I'll be thinking about you as I sit by the pool with drink in hand!