Well, here I am again at the Istanbul airport. I got totally ripped off getting here, spent nearly $100 on a taxi because I got super confused by the public transit system and was running out of time. Score one for Turkey.
Istanbul is an amazing place. I wish I could have had more time here. Pictures coming as soon as my friends upload photos.
I have to get my camera set up for the rest of my trip. Unfortunately, all the instructions are in Turkish (though it is an American camera, Olympus, I believe) so that could be a difficult task.
I didn’t get a first-hand look, for obvious reasons, but it looks like, from the news, the protests are continuing and growing here. Not so much in Istanbul as in Ankara and elsewhere. I wish my Turkish theater friends, many of whom are out there protesting, the best.