Instanbul not Constantinople

Saarf London Bird

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This past weekend, my lovely chum Lanny & I flew out to Istanbul for a long overdue escape from kids, work and general shenanigans!! Of course, I could do a jolly sensible travellers blog about the visit but instead, I thought it would be more fun to do some top tens. So here they are!

Things we learnt about Istanbul…..

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  1. It’s hilly.
  2. The cab drivers are lunatics.
  3. The shopkeepers are “persistent”.
  4. All the women appear to have disappeared.
  5. Vegetarians live on a diet of cheese & aubergines.
  6. Wine is ridiculously expensive.
  7. They have prayer calls over very loud speakers at 530am.
  8. There are a LOT of cats.
  9. They sell pomegranate juice. Gallons of the stuff.
  10. They’re due a major earthquake……

Things I learnt about Lanny…..

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  1. She’s slightly dyslexic – Lanny: “Oh look, we’re in the Faith district!” Lorna: “No Lanny, It’s Fatih” Lanny: “Oh yes…..”
  2. She’s paranoid about dying under…

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