seems like my good travel karma has run out after a year of frequent traveling without a hitch. in the past few weeks i've missed a flight; had an airline company cancel
another flight a booking (thanks for clearing that up, kim!) i thus had to rebook and repay; had two companies lose my luggage, which they luckily retrieved after a lot of agonizing hours for both me and them (let me tell you: losing a fashion journalist's luggage must be the nightmare of every airline's customer service) and i just generally had some horrible experiences at passport controls and visa offices. the only good thing that happens on every flight without fail, is the view. the take off above i filmed when leaving istanbul, so that's the city you see. the pictures were taken nearing and leaving geneva - i am a sucker for snowy aerial views.