Sitting amongst a pile of work (day job and BDNE) and trip paperwork, it's hard to believe that in a few days, I'll be meeting up with my troupe-mates in Istanbul! The name itself sounds magical. We're attending the Tarazade Festival for five days of workshops and (seemingly) non-stop partying, then relocating a flat near Taksim Square for another five days of sightseeing, shopping, and more partying. It's the ultimate field trip!