When I arrived in Istanbul, I had been traveling for almost 24 hours. Taxis. Planes. Connections. Shuttles. I was exhausted and wired at the same time. Breathing in a new place and culture for the first time is an amazing way to forget you have jet lag.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Just a few photos from the past two days. I have been walking everywhere. Across the Golden Horn and through the Grand Bazaar. Ate a fish sandwich right off the peer. Watched people pray in the Blue Mosque and squeezed past the protesters in Taksim square. And caught a glimpse of Asia.
The city is beautful. Old. Congested. It pulsates with people at night. It is wide awake at 2 am (and beyond), retail shops, restaurants, street vendors...it's unreal.
The internet does not work well from our room, so I am writing this from the lobby. More photos to come...
Posted by little c at 8:31 AM