How in the hell did I end up here? I have asked myself this question numerous times throughout my study abroad experience but none more so than this day where I find myself on a tour through Turkey. Of course, I know physically how I got here, I remember booking the trip, but I'm still not sure why. I ddi not find the answer until later on in the tour. I have become the baby of the group (apparently this was not a student tour, but one for all ages).  I have mamas, papas, grandads, and grandmas within the group who are incredibly adept at keeping the starking Turkish men at bay.  In a place where I felt alone, I now find myself protected by a haphazard group of travelers from all over the world. I am blessed.