My whole Turkish experience has really gone to a whole new level this past month- since I’ve started a relationship with a Turkish boy who doesn’t speak any English. You may wonder how it’s possible to conduct such a relationship– when I met him, I was still at the stage of pointing at things in shops instead of speaking. But boy, things got real, real quick. At first, he would send me all these texts in Turkish and I’d be like “what in the world is this gibberish?”, and then I would ploddingly translate every word. But the crazy thing was, that I was remembering every word I had to look up. A miracle happened overnight, and I learned an entire language. It’s crazy how fast you can learn something when there’s a good enough motivation!