Istanbul is a beautiful city full of history and rich in culture.
The people in Istanbul are disciplined. At the tram/metro, people stay on the right of the escalator/stairs, so those who are in a hurry can use the left side to run or overtake. No women are working in a resto or shops, I believe they are all Turkish local men. People in Istanbul work and walk their asses off fast, literally fast. I think slacking is not their favorite word. I've seen groups of Japanese/Korean/Chinese and few Indian tourists but no Asian expats working there even in a hotel. They address the women as "lady" :-) The shops (branded clothes) in the shopping district are on 50% indirim.
Nevertheless, I heart Istanbul. I love its nice weather, savory food, fantastic desserts, everything and beyond. I could go on and on but I will stop before it gets rambly. LOL
So please take a moment and appreciate
my back the photos I am posting here.
Cruise along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn
Outside the Dolmabahçe Palace
Inside Basilica Cistern
You can view the rest (Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Gulhane Park, etc) on my Facebook page: IamBitten