Travelling solo doesn't mean that you are always alone - for this excursion I meet up with Kes from Amsterdam, a fellow dancer who I had met the year before during the Tarazade Festival. She lives here and is a member of a folklore dance group.
Together we took the long bus ride along the Bosphorus to Emirgan Park, after the second bridge.
End of November is not exactly park season.... There were only other few people walking around - put many working on improving the paths and other parts. Most of the flowers had been removed. Only the evergreen plants remained...
After having a snack there we walked on to the Sakip Sabanci museum which is quite close by.
It's also in a villa overlooking the Bosphorus.
Us and art
The biggest objects were these inflatable flowers / palm trees. They also moved a bit because they were regularly a bit deflated and then pumped up again.
360 degrees view: - Spherical Image - RICOH THETAMore nail art - and I don't mean a manicure...
It's luster time!
We walked until Bebek where we had some nice waffles and then took the bus back to Kabatas.
From there Kes went on the ferry home to Kadiköy while I walked home to give my feet some much needed rest.
The night before I had met a tango dancer who is Turkish but lives in Switzerland. We had dinner toghether and then went to the milonga La Cumparsita. I had heard good things about it and it really is a nice little place. By now I started seeing several people that I had danced with or observed before. Some of these dancers are so addicted, they dance every night!