I’m in Istanbul. I arrived at the hotel pretty late, so I don’t have much to report. I got here partly by Metro, which was a good thing because I got to ride it with locals and that’s always interesting. Then I got a taxi instead of a bus for the rest of the way because I was too tired to start asking around which bus I should take (also, at night things seemed a little shady.)
The three young guys manning the hotel at nights were expecting me and immediately took care of my bags and thirst. My room was upgraded, too, which leads me to think that I’m currently the sole guest currently staying in the hotel. Which I don’t mind even one bit, but we’ll see in the morning during breakfast.
Tomorrow I’m going to walk around a bit. Hopefully the kind staff here will be able to point me to some interesting places.