Cam back from 3 and a half day in Istanbul. It was a vey nice and extremely fun weekend there. The city itself is vibrant, lively and very busy. Driving is hell, 10 cm distance between cars seems to be considered enough, and overtaking a police car on the right hand-side with 100km/h in a 30-zone is no problem either.
Another highlight was a visit in the Haman. It seems that as a woman you get pampered while men need to be treated as manly (read brute) and briskly as possible. My knee-caps are still red from being repeatedly pressed against the marble floor.