At night, we took a stroll in residential areas and had a glimpse of where Turkish people lived. It was night but the streets were packed. Kides were playing soccer under their parents' watch; people were eating in neighborhood restaurants and they were no tourists in sight. We wanted to have some seafood at Kumkapi; another tourist trap but the kids did not want that. We took pictures of the bustling restaurant avenue and headed home. Close to the hotel, we stopped at a small eatery where the kids and the hubby ate Shawarma. I was still full from my lunch and only wanted some salty yogurt drink: Ayran (must try). We arrived in the hotel at almost midnight. Another good thing about Istanbul is that it is relatively safe. You can walk around till the wee hours with no problem; and in some areas you can still shop as some street vendors will lay their stuff out at night.
So much lights; it felt like Christmas
Shopping streets between Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
Window display: I am not sure what the costumes are for but I saw many young boys wearing them in town.
Oh, and for the last day I wore my maxi dress but forgot to take a pic. Sorry!