I am very excited about going to Istanbul.
And it's not just because the city was a focus on the Amazing Race a couple of weeks ago (although that helped). Now I want to eat Turkish Delights! And turkish ice cream! And turkish bagels!
It's because that in the span of one bridge... I'll be able to travel between Europe and Asia.
Two freaking continents!
The closest I've come to this "phenomenon" in the past was when I walked a bridge between Ottawa, Ontario and Laval, Quebec - but two Canadian provinces have nothing on TWO CONTINENTS!
I am both excited and scared for the Kapalicarsi (the Grand Bazaar). Excited because I'll probably want to BUY ALL THE THINGS, and scared because I'll probably want to BUY ALL THE THINGS.
Other points of interest that I'd like to see include:
|(via Bialytok-Gdansk Diocese)|
|(via Guide of Travels)|
- cost (and whether they take credit cards)
- days/times open (taking into account any major holidays in that country and prayer times)
- dress (if I have to cover up for a number of the venues I'd probably try and see them all in the same day)
- transit schedule (I'll try and see all the venues that are in close proximity rather than go back to the same area twice)