The furthest I have ever been from home was when I went to Turkey in May, 2001 on vacation with my mom, aunt, uncle, and two other couples who were friends of theirs. It was a wonderful trip – friendly people, great food, beautiful artwork and textiles. We had a wonderful time.
According to this site, it’s 5,282 miles from home in Virginia to Istanbul, Turkey.
This is a closeup of a statue in a niche to the right of the entrance to the library.