Yesterday, we took the metro down to Taksim and walked around for a few hours. It is definitely a more tourist-y area but there were a lot of great shops and restaurants, and the architecture was really beautiful.
The weather here last week was beautiful; it was over 50 degrees most days. This week has been cold and rainy, but compared to home I really can’t complain about the weather here.
Today, we took a ferry over to the Asian side of the city to Kadıköy. I’ve officially been to Asia now! It was cold so we only stayed for a little while, but while we were there we walked around and checked out the shops and markets.