The main reason for this entire trip had been the Istanbul Shopping Trip which I had organized.
I still needed to restore myself a bit for this so I stayed in my room all Thursday morning except for breakfast.
But I did a first round of packing to see how much space there was left in my luggage - and I gave myself a green light for more shopping!
Finally, I got the text message from Ines who had arrived at the airport and was now on the shuttle bus. So I strolled up to Taksim square to pick her up.
Back at the hotel I introduced her to Jacqueline, her room mate. And soon we were out and ready to shop.
Although I think they were a bit overwhelmed by the costume designers we went to see first. Should probably have warmed up with some lightweight nail polish shopping :-) Nevertheless they admired the costumes on display, here at Legend Costumes.
We had a nice dinner at Ficcin and then shopped on until the stores closed which is at 10 PM.
Here's what I bought this time.
No further evening program, we had to be fresh for the next day which would be a long one!