Back to Istanbul!


I finally made it to Istanbul again. Well, I guess I first had to get into holiday mood... Because today I was my usual efficient self...

I visited all the must-see places for dancers.... Gran Basar, Spice Basar, Istiklal Caddesi (incl. SIM Moda Evi) and Bella. Besides this I went a little shopping. And by 4 PM I was back in the hotel!

Well, I have to say that I saved a lot of time because I am not really in the mood for costume shopping. I don’t have a regular dance gig right now, so all those lovely costumes that I have already are more than enough for the occasional birthday or wedding.

But I plan to do the Gran Basar more systematically. Like, for a whole day...

This time I am trying out new hotels. I booked one over the Internet for 2 nights. It’s nice and friendly and has a roof terrace with a breathtaking view. We’re talking about eating breakfast with the Blue Mosque to your left and the Hagia Sofia to your left!



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Unfortunately the Sultanahmet region is quite expensive.

And really, my favourite place to be here is the Galata-side around Istiklal. So I got myself another hotel there that is cheaper but nicer. And more convenient for my nightly Tango excursions!
OK, I need dinner now...