I am just back from a long weekend in Istanbul, my first time there and in Turkey too. Going to Istanbul has been a long time coming and finally I made it happen.
How to explain what this city is like, is a bit difficult! For starters it is a very busy place, the metros were always full to brimming point. The streets were full of people selling all kinds of wares and people begging for money too. Walking around restaurant areas was always interesting as they all tried to get you to eat in there place.
Talking about eating there were always stalls where you could get a bite to eat. From watermelon, corn on the cob, chestnuts, pretzels to freshly made sandwiches and all costing next to nothing. So the orange juice in the photos would have only costed less than 1ch and the watermelon was under 2.50ch for a big portion.
In the last photo the guy is making a sweet of some kind, it really was very interesting to watch how he did it.