The surprise at the Detroit airport was the line of 10 armed guards in the jetway, interrogating and scrutinizing the passengers as they were boarding the plane. I haven’t seen that before, but maybe because we left the day after 9/11.
The flight to Amsterdam was uneventful and so was the connecting flight to Istanbul on KLM, except that we were served food twice on the 3 hour flight. That doesn’t happen any more in the USA.
After checking into the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Istanbul, we had a wonderful dinner and discussion with the other members of the group. Tomorrow is packed with interesting activities, so more photos to follow, but here are a few from today.