This weeks reblog is from our friend Madhu who allows us to live vicariously through her lens

The Urge To Wander

The plan was to walk up to the Galata Tower with our friends, stop for a snack at one of the little cafes in this newly gentrified neighbourhood and then take a cab across town to the uber cool Ulus29 for dinner.

When we spotted a stage being readied for a concert right beside the tower, we girls gushed “How romantic!”. The guys didn’t seem too thrilled of course and didn’t quite get the ‘romance’, but agreed to stay on rather reluctantly.

Thankfully our simple seafood dinner at a tiny restaurant across the street, called Furreya, turned out to be one of the best meals of that entire trip! And the concert? Magical and well worth the wait!

On our way back we stopped to listen to these street performers on Istiklal street. They were surprisingly good and we appreciated the fact that they insisted we accept their CD…

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