School is out! And Rice University's Earth Science Department had a type locale field trip to Turkey! Our very own Andre Droxler and Jerry Dickens led the trip along with some professors (and their assistants) from ITU, my previous university.
I served as the translator (and even the navigator for a short period of time), saw some beautiful outcrops and went to places I either didn't have the chance before or would not have the chance due to security issues (marble quarry, gold mine, etc.), being a civilian and all.
(Shameless plug time: For more photographs by Jeffrey Piccirillo, click here. I love his work!)