End of the line

DAY EIGHTEEN – Thursday 7th April Boo. It’s the last day of the holiday. I’m going to need at least a week off to recover from it. The trip back to Istanbul Airport is a drag – quite literally. It seems the manager of the Asmali Hotel has forgotten his previous offer to drive meContinue reading “End of the line”

Islands, Horses and Dogs

DAY SEVENTEEN – WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL So there was a Chinese/Swiss, and Arab and a Turk on this boat. No, it’s not a dubiously racist joke, but the scene on board the ferry coming back from the Princes’ Islands – a collection of beautiful outcrops off the coast of Istanbul. “Beautiful unless you live here inContinue reading “Islands, Horses and Dogs”

Istanbul’s Got Talent

NIGHT FOURTEEN – 3RD APRIL 2011 Sunset is the best time to see Istanbul’s varied people doing varied things. Unfortunately there’s been no sun here so far – but dusk gives you some interesting sights, including the fishermen crowding along Galata Bridge, presumably hoping to catch their dinner. Rod and his mates at the GalataContinue reading “Istanbul’s Got Talent”