I've been blown away by the shear size of Turkey. It's sprawls
on both sides of the Bosphorous with lots of minarets breaking the
skyline of apartment buildings.
My hotel for the next two nights is the Grand Halic which is
just on the modern side of the city but still very close to the
main sights. I jumped on a local bus to get to the Grand Bazaar. I
jumped off at Eminonu where there were boats making fresh fish
kebabs, amazing!! It was then an easy walk through the spice bazaar
to the Grand Bazaar. One tip for shoppers, make sure you have a
good walk around before you start bartering!
After walking through masses of people I went back to Eminonu
and went on an hour and a half cruise on the Bosphorous. It was
amazing to see the city on both continents from the water...