Sloshing around Istanbul, mostly to take in a part of the city we didn't have time for last time: Beyoglu, on the northern side of the Golden Horn.
Today is a holiday, the end of Ramadan, meaning that many shops are closed, even though, towards the afternoon, it was starting to get so extremely busy, everywhere, I'm sure that, by tonight, no one is going to be able to move, having to stand still for the rest of the night.
Had a fish sandwich which the Lonely Planet on several occasions claims is 'delicious'. It was a bit of a disappointment, as it was only 'quite good'.
Struggling to find my onwards journey. Want to take the bus, but the two bus services seem to be booked for tomorrow night. Taking a plane is an option, but effectively as slow, because it will get me to a nearby town at 9pm, meaning I most surely will have to stay there for the night, one I'd otherwise would have to spend on the bus.
Yesterday, it rained most of the afternoon and I was stuck in the Blue Mosque, waiting for the rain to stop. It never really did.
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