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... left and you'll find many many choices. We quickly found a simple place just one street over. Afterward, we discovered the famous Istikal Avenue was just one more street away.
Per Wiki; Istikial is an elegant 1,4 kilometer long pedestrian street, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, ...
... to catch up. We walked down to the benches in front of the famous Blue Mosque where we met up with them. They had just come from a hammam so were feeling very relaxed, so we took them down to Palatium where we got some bean bags and some apple tea and just hung out and had a chat. We were all pretty sleepy after a bit (and the place was closing up) so we said goodbye to the girls and went back to bed where I did some bookings for a few flights and things before going to ...
... for other people and a few things for myself. I may have gotten caught up in the haggling and bought a couple of things just because I got the price down so low. Everyone was so nice and two vendors even gave us free pins with the evil eye to pin on our shoulders and protect us from bad luck. After that Koray took us to the spice market here he had set up some free Turkish delight and tea tasting and we got some sweets and a little tea there. Then we went to dinner at the best kebab ...
... cruise down the Bosporus that stops on the Asian side of Istanbul. For those unaware, Istanbul is the only city in the world that's on 2 continents, Europe and Asia. That didn't leave fora while so I grabbed a kebab, pitta and yoghurt to eat by the sea which was sublime. I also walked across the bridge linking the two Europe sides where there's lots of fish restaurants and people fishing. All the little stalls everywhere are pretty cool. Some are on ...
... Bridge. The promoters of the restaurants under the bridge were a bit more aggressive and we could see men lined up above with their fishing lines hanging over into the water catching the smallest fish I'd ever seen. At the other side of the water we walked along the fish markets, the smell lingering in the air as we passed then walked through Bunnings alley, which was an alleyway full of home DIY items hence the name!
As we strolled along a Turkish ...