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 :)
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.
A bit more political agitation (and Ramadan ending congratulations) (:
Almost any part of Istanbul is so cozy. I can walk there endlessly. This is northernmost part.
A part of Rumeli fortress.
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...
Mosque is something I also can't skip. This one is very beautiful.
Not just from the outside, but inside as well.
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.
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.
Those who can't fish, they try to earn some on fishermen. Either will selling tools, either some food (: