This week we were in Mykonos for one day and Istanbul for three. Mykonos was… well I think I want to live there. So beautiful, so relaxed, so fun.Just beautiful beaches and a gorgeous village bathed in stark white and cobalt blues. Also, lots of cats. Istanbul, was, well, it was a big city. A highlights was a visit to the Grand Bazaar. A huge marketplace that sells every kind of Turkish tourist thing you could want (Turkish Delight, tea, a fez, Turkish carpets, scarves, etc.) Plus the usual marketplace stuff like jewelry, knockoff shoes, bags, and clothes. Everything. And they like to, expect to, barter. If they say something’s 7 euro, just say 5 and they’ll so “Ok, I take it” and then you realize you should have asked for less. I also took a cruise down the Bosphorous strait to see both the Asian and European parts of the city, including the bridge that unites the 2 continents.
All photos taken with my Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 and edited with Nokia Creative Studio.