I really didn’t only see old stuff in Instanbul. Promise! Today a little glimpse. I must admit, I haven’t been waving my camera all around the Grand Bazar. Mainly because standing around long enough to take a good picture to the salesmen meant that I was interested in purchasing something from their little shops. Or that I could be persuaded to do so. Also it was a bit dark and crowded, so a good shot with no people in it were hard to find! Here are some images of the that I did manage to take. And some photo’s of all kinds of bits and pieces of IstanbulOur Istanbul this trip wasn’t just any trip It was carefully planned! Ever since Mini was born we haven’t taken a proper vacation yet. So it was the first one in over 2 years, and we really needed it. Also, where I live it was carnaval a 4 day event where everybody gets dressed up and drinks a lot. As an innercity girl this means the whole celebration is kind of in my face. If you join in, that’s fine and you won’t really mind everything thats going on around you. But if you want to stay out of it, then the whole thing is really just a lot of noise, mess and irritation. That’s why I decided to just leave. And than the third reason: last week was my birthday. And at this point I don’t really feel like celebrating it anymore.(slowly approaching the end of my 20’s) I though it was beter if I just treated myself to a little break instead of a party.
Then on my birthday we were just walking along the streets of instanbul, when we passed a museum, that I had no intention of visiting. I saw the poster for the current exhibition. Turns out, it was a Frida Kahlo and Diege Rivera exhibition! And I’m a big fan, so this was the best unexpected birthday gift I could have asked for!