Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Istanbul (not Constantinople)

After a very long day of traveling, including a miserable four-plus hour layover in Paris, I've arrived in Istanbul, a city I know very little about. So far, I've spent a lot of time stuck in traffic and discussing work-type things with people and sadly, I don't think there is much sightseeing in the cards.

In the car from the airport, our Chief Supply Chain Officer asked if anyone knew Istanbul's former name. And I blurted out "Constantinople!" I guess I learned something from They Might Be Giants after, all.

2 comments:

rachel said...

SO jealous!! hope you are having fun!

Gleemonex said...

Also: James K. Polk was our 11th president. Young Hickory, Napoleon of the South.