Published: February 3rd 2008February 3rd 2008
Grand Bazaar. Very easy to get lost in this thing. Huge market, but items being sold seem a little limited. same things at most of the shops.
Ok, so here are some pictures from a few trips compiled into one. We've made several trips to the bazaars, few pics of that. Also we made a trip to the galata tower circa 1348. cool story: According to a story recorded by Evliyâ Çelebi in the 17th century, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, in 1630-1632, glided with artificial wings from the top of Galata Tower in Istanbul and managed to fly over the Bosphorus, landing successfully on the Doğancılar square in Üsküdar. Also I've got a few pics of a castle which I know nothing about. We saw it while on a river cruise which cost 5 ytl.
On another note, I've been eating a lot of turkish food. Mcdonald's does taste the same to me except no bacon, and I don't think they serve plain cheese pizza anywhere including pizza hut. It seems every night we do go out to eat though we have at least 12 different men from different restaurants bargaining for us as customers on the streets.
Still learning turkish but still very limited in conversation. It seems like all adjectives and some verbs are suffixes so an entire sentence can end up being just one
really long word. It hasn't posed too much of a problem except when trying to talk to our local handyman who speaks no english and doesn't seem to respond much to the turkish we do know. Most restaurants and some stores speak english, but I still try to use what I know in turkish when ordering and such.
Oh, I start class on monday at 9am in a basement studio. Other than that I know nothing about school.
There are more photos below