A charming walk through Istanbul with Olaf


My friend Olaf arrived last night to spend the balance of my trip with me here in Istanbul (and possibly a place or two nearby). We decided to take a leisurely walk through the city, for me to give him a kind of orientation of Istanbul. We began with the grand walk down Istiklal, down the hill into Galata, and over the bridge to the Spice Market and then the Grand Bazaar.

On the way into the Spice Market, we came across this charming combination of chicks and to the right, in case it isn’t clear, straight out of some horror flick: leeches. <<shudder>> Yes LEECHES for sale.