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After a short and smooth flight from Bucharest, we arrived in Istanbul and after a little chaos at the taxi rank trying to find our driver, were soon whisked away into the relative calm of an air conditioned Mercedes Sprinter and catching our first glimpses of the big city sights as we
headed to our apartment in the Tophane/Galato area of the city.
We’ve really enjoyed our five days here. Istanbul is such a lively city ...
... shopping district situated on Istiklal Avenue. We spent about an hour looking through the shops and adjusting to the dizzying pace and sensory overload that typifies Istanbul's street scene. One highlight of our stroll was a simple "Turkish Delight" shop that caught our attention with huge piles of sweet Turkish delicacies. Upon entering the shop, we were greeted by a nice, young man who seemed genuinely interested in our travels. He also had quite a good sense of ...
... it was something cooked at home, Olga said that it had so much butter and oil that you wouldn’t want too!
Rolling into our last stop, we had a rustic desert made with pastry, clotted cream and pistachios. Another delicious pastry wolfed down by all except Andrew; his cooked cream/baked custard palate is still developing!
Not wanting to head home just yet, we stayed on in Kadakoy with Cecilia and Gavin and tried a local cleansing ale, Efes before jumping on ...
... place?" people ask. My reply has become, "For what?"
For food, it has to be Italy. For natural geographic splendor, it has to be New Zealand, For animal life, it has to be--well, that is difficult because I want to say Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana all at once. I'll just settle for Kenya but that is a hard choice. For people it has to be Australia. For history it has ...
... the same as at Starbucks. It was nice to sit and reflect for a bit before heading off to the ferry dock. Found the commuter ferry to Kadikoy very easily on the Karakoy side. Ride took 20 mins and was breezy and pleasant. I'm going to miss this weather when I get back to miserably cold Toronto.