Some more Istanbul 10.06.2019


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It was a complete disaster with ATMs in Istanbul. Only HSBC offered a free cash withdrawal. Every other bank asked from 5 to 7% from transaction amount. That's insane! Almost a robbery :)

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After the ATM I spend a while in the line to Basilica Cistern where they don't accept credit cards. So I got inside and it turned out they removed all the water. I had no choice but try to enjoy the thing without any water. It affected the overall impression a bit, still was pretty good.

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A bit more political agitation (and Ramadan ending congratulations) (:

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Almost any part of Istanbul is so cozy. I can walk there endlessly. This is northernmost part.

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I can't make a post without cats! Previousposts about Istanbul also have it.

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A part of Rumeli fortress.

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The entire fortress was built just in 4 (four!) months. It was one of the key things which helped Ottomans to conquer Constantinople. How they managed to build it that fast? Renovation in my apartment took longer than that...

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Mosque is something I also can't skip. This one is very beautiful.

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Not just from the outside, but inside as well.

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It was getting closer to the evening. So I went to hamami. There are 2 options inside: you just pay for the entrance and serve yourself which is just like a usual sauna. Or you add about 6$ more and a special guy will make bath massage for you so on the exit you'd be fresh and good. In a right hamami (which isn't for mass tourist) the impression is just great.

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In the evening men come to the sea to fish a bit. I've no idea where they put the fish they caught, but some have really a lot of it. Like for a few days dinners.

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Those who can't fish, they try to earn some on fishermen. Either will selling tools, either some food (:

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