A few hours of packing, and then off to Istanbul. As with most of trips to Europe (or even Siberia), transit time seems to be a constant 24 hours, so blogging opportunities are dependent upon stop overs and internet access. Part of the fun is spotting who else turns up at the same airports or on the same flights, although I've already been tipped of about some possible travelling companions.
If all goes according to plan I should arrive in Istanbul around 8am local time. The it is down to work almost straight away, as the first TAP meeting has been scheduled to start 'after breakfast'!