Istanbul Diary

August 28, 2019

Two days in Istanbul. Is that too much, just enough or too little? Of course it's not enough. There's still so much that left undiscovered by me. Even Karakoy district and Galata tower that we visited happened to still remain a mystery for me. Maybe due to the fact that we didn't spend enough time there or maybe due to the fact it was super overcrowded there that day...

What really left a mark in my memory and heart were the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, as well as the Sultanahmet Square with lots of cute red-and-white stalls. Balat district with its narrow streets, colourful buildings and small cafes. And, of course, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar... these markets, or still better to say bazaars, left quite an interesting after-taste. 

Speaking of Turkish people, it's not the first time that I encounter them. While living in London, I met quite a number of Turkish people. But being surrounded by mainly Turkish people is a totally different thing, of course. I liked the openness of these people and easygoingness. Such an attitude helps me to open myself and become more relaxed when communicating. 

So, did I like Istanbul? Yes, I did. And I wouldn't mind to come back to this city any time in the future. At the end of the day, there's so much yet to discover...

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