|Istanbul version of bagels and cream cheese|
Same applies to restaurants. One tout for the fish restaurant on the corner stands outside all afternoon and evening, imploring passers-by to eat at his restaurant. "Fine rooftop terrace, let me show you the pictures! Best fish in Sultanhamet! Come in, enjoy, we have meat too! Anything you want!" He's a really friendly guy and is always ready to talk to us even though we have given him every excuse in the books for why we are not eating at his restaurant "this time."
|No rug? Perhaps a lamp?|
|Or maybe harem pants?|
|Pomegranates, the source for fresh juice|
|View from the Galata Tower|
|And looking back at the tower from our side|
Tomorrow we leave the city for a flight to Izmir, where we'll spend a couple of nights so we can visit the ruins of Ephesus before driving a rental car south to our lodgings for the month at Villa Maisie in Kas on the Turquoise Coast. We'll return to Istanbul at the end of October and try to squeeze in some more of the sights in this wonderful cosmopolitan city.
|Hagya Sophia at night|