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So I was here this morning it is literally an arcade with hundreds of sellers charging a hefty hefty price tag for stuff we can buy in South africa at quarter the fraction

Example : Handbags for ladies

Armani guess Louis Vitton all fake and yet cheapest 1000 lira = R3000 then 5 then 20 grand

I left within a 20 min timeframe and headed towards Taksim square what a vibey area especially Istikal street 2.2km of stores offering mostly turkish brands mum enjoyed and got a few items you cannot bargain on prices here in a hurry they do dont give a damn ;)

We had lunch around the corner and came went to Hafiz mustafa 1864 gosh this store of which there are 4 in same street is fucking busy turkish delights will set you back 200/250 Lira per kilo , I had some pistachio dessert and a white cheese item with like a maple syrup coating and then a cup of turkish coffee

Tomorrow is another day which will include donër kebab and some baklava.
 

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Good of you to take your Mum with, she can choose your wife

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so many hot females there and he is avoiding them like the plague ...
 

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Update :

Just got back fatih open bazaar market area 1000 sqm of flea market style shopping handbags smart stuff 50/60 Lira mens shirts 30 Lira also fresh fruit etc in tons pocket knives and other cool shit aswell :)

Take note istanbul traffic not for the faint hearted and taxi's will rip you off
20 min drive 40 lira 1 way I would have taken the trams at 5 lira per ride but me mum is very scared ;)

Weather was overcast this morning abit sunny now although expect thunderstorm for friday was shown on tv.
 

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I think doner kebab is disgusting.

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I had some lamb kebab wrapped in a pita mum dont like turkish food so got her a pizza in emoniu area today , if she could eat indian food all week she would unfortunately there is only 2 joints here and they not south african quality but it was decently prepared ;)

1 in the are I am staying and the 1 in taksim square area , tomorrow I am resting hopefully as saturday will be last day to shop Again and istanbul is getting fuller by the day !

The pretty girls around here will havee coming back soonish hehe
 

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Hell yeah

Baklava had = check ate and bought for home some goodies from hafiz mustafa/hakkizade same company

Grilled chicken cubes on skewers from Ahsen foody joint istikal avenue/street = check good decent price around 33/35 lira

Good kebaps/kebabs from durumzade also plenty stores on istikal i coulndt get to kebab mehmut heard its very nice in the emeniou area

If you staying in Sultanahmet area like me u can try Khorosani restaurant makes nice kebabs booking is essential meal price 75/100 per person


Shopping = check had to buy a luggage bag fuck please bring a extra bag or 2 if u intend on buying stuff as cheap quality bags will set u back 170 to 330 lira

Shirts/Tshirts = Trudors istikal decent turkish brand

From 3pm onwards traffic is chaotic and you pay premium to get back to hotel trust me a 10km ride to my hotel area shouldnt be more then 45/55 lira bastards will want 90/115

Kótón turkish brand for ladies price ranges from 80 to 400 lira

Flower brand shoes /sandles from 550 lira onwards lol

There is a markets happening on specific days in karakoy,fatih,beyazit

If you after brands such as chanel boss armani fendi and the likes instiyne park mall

Bosphurus cruises 60/80 euro pps pickup and drop off at your hotel dont use street sellers they will fuck u over !

Nişantaşı, located on the European side between Taksim and Beşiktaş, is where many expats and celebrities live.

Indian food delhi darbaar 2 people you looking at 150 lira
 

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