Returned to Istanbul for one day. Great and fascinating city. the only low down is that is that - as a visitor/tourist - there is always someone trying to get money out of you…

One example: on the taxi from the airport to the hotel. Arrived at the hotel, the meter says 27 and I say to the driver to make it 30 and give him a 50 bill. He agev me back ten. I told him he made a mistake, and ask him for a receipt for 30 and the missign 10. He smiles, say “no problem”, and after some time, gave me a receipt for 50. Without saying anything, he was offering to split the additional amount 50/50 (10 for him, 10 for me, as he understood i was claiming the amount as expenses). I hate this kind of shit whyen people try to force you one way…

Picture: view from the Hilton Conrad roof terrasse.

1 Response to “Istanbul”

  1. 1 Sbordage Oct 18th, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Your brain is processing like north men !
    Isn’t that romantique to chat with another human being trying to make yourself understood ; )

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