About Me

Monday, September 29, 2014

Crossing Continents each day

I live on the Asian side of Istanbul and my current project is on the European side. My options of going to work are as follows:

1. By car, through either of the bridges
2. By car to the nearest Subway Station, Subway, Ferry, Funicular, Subway
3. By car to the Ferry, Ferry, Funicular, Subway
4. By car to the Sea Bus, Sea Bus, Subway
5. By car to Marmaray (under the sea), Marmaray, Subway

I do not like the idea of travelling under the sea so, number 5 is not a real option.

Options 2-5 take at least an hour and a half and they all require me to walk long distances to connect carrying my laptop case and heavy purse.

I get up at 5:30 a.m. and if I leave home by 6:30 a.m., it takes me only a half hour to drive. So, I started getting up early each day, reaching the office very early. I do my usual online banking, reading the blogs and what not which I used to do at night. My living hours have changed.

If I leave home any later than 6:40 a.m., the traffic becomes a nightmare.


  1. I have left early for work to gain time. I can always find something to do, even before the internet. We read books back then. When I was in school and then grad school, Some semesters I was through with classes by 3-4 pm, so, rather than hit the interstate during the rush hour start and get stuck sitting in the car for the two miles to Malfunction Junction. Then, I could drive for an hour and be home rather than taking two frustrating hours.

  2. I've had to do that in the past, but thankfully traffic is really a non-issue around here. I totally would rather leave 2hrs early to avoid traffic, than leave on time and spend an hour on traffic. I can always find stuff to do, and I HATE sitting in traffic. Makes me very antsy and is not good for my car.