There are things we take for granted in our own country, simple acts like communicating and traveling. Once you leave your home turf, though, the simple becomes complicated. Imagine waking up one day in a world where no one understands you, and you understand no one. Imagine a place that has familiar elements, but they make up a whole you’ve never seen before, where a grocery store may look like one back home, but the produce has names you’ve never heard of. Think of navigating congested streets governed by inscrutable order — chaos with its own set of rules. This is what we faced in Ankara, but that was just the beginning. What happened next? You’ll have to read Part III of “Strangers in a Strange Land” under “My Air Force Life”. Teşekkür ederim!