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All in all it was great trip to Turkey, I would love to go again, there is a lot of history here. The sights are breathtaking and Surprisingly I really like the food. I was on $2,000 budget, I spent $610 on a hotel for the whole trip, $298 on a car rental. The car was a little price but I felt like it was worth it to be able to go wherever I want whenever I want, as ...
... toys, household goods and even blocks of gold.
There were a lot of people walking around, lots of families, a few foreigners like ourselves. Anything you wanted to buy it seemed you could find, from the smallest little lamps, pillow cases, clothes both traditional and contemporary, wholesale goods for merchants and business people, Turkish delight; etc.
They have juice bars everywhere so getting fresh carrot juice is super easy and ...
... and a huge corruption scandal in which he seems to have slipped away from prosecution, and shielded various family members, was back on the front pages. There was also a report that while there are a fair number of women in the Turkish parliament, for perhaps the first time there may be more women who wear the headscarf of religious Muslims in parliament than women who prefer secular garb. There is much to admire in Turkey, but secular Turks, of whom there are many, ...
... As much as we try to use public transportation, we could not attempt to ride the local rail system, which runs every few
minutes, but is so jammed pack, getting a step is nearly impossible.
After changing into some warmer clothes, we returned to the streets looking for dinner. What we
wandered into was a hookah bar, no menu, no alcohol, but plenty of hookah pipes. The tables offered plenty of nuts and fruits to snack on and ...
Today we had a special treat: a walking tour on the Asian side of Bosphorus with Olga from Delicious Istanbul (deliciousistanbul.com).
The day started with a ferry ride to the much less touristy Asian side of the Bosphorus - Istanbul being the only city straddling 2 continents.
The ferry provided lovely views back to the old city in the morning sunshine.
Once we arrived in Kadakoy, it was immediately (and pleasantly) apparent how much ...