On my way to Republic of Georgia for a business trip, I have a 12 hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey (in fact while typing this post I am still here waiting for my boarding). I arrived at the Istanbul airport around 12PM (Turkey time) and I planned to visit Istanbul even for few hours only. To my dismay, when I went to the Visa section and you know what is their reason?
They said that they can’t issue me a visa because I’m a Philippines passport holder. Can you believe that crap? Isn’t that a discrimination? For me it is!
The passport control officer advised me to go to Turkish Airlines information desk to inquire on my layover. I asked for an airport hotel since I am staying for more or less 12 hours. They said they can issue me a hotel but the sad thing is that there’s no available room for me. The only they can do is to give me a food voucher and it’s good for one meal. All I can do right now is just to spend my precious 12 hours here at the airport food court.
I’m supposed to post some photos of the food here but right now I am so beat up and don’t want to reach the cam out of my backpack.
Next time I’ll post those photos and will tell you how too damn expensive the food here! That will be my next story.