This just images from my Christmas Escape in Istanbul – in random viewing, I had 4 fantastic full days and 5 comfortable nights with just the right amount of Christmas.
On the morning of departure from Copenhagen Airport – I had a weird experience, as stepping off the bus at Landskrona station. A lady (my age) in a beautiful red coat more or less attacked me. I gave way for her to pass me, but she was busy on her mobile – so I asked her if she could walk on so I could pass and she became mental. She even threatened me; if I wasn’t careful she, should “give me one”. Told her that if she hit me it will be the last thing she ever hit and walked away.
It could have been that red color on her coat in combination with the rain … that made her so aggressive. Maybe there is some truth in that red cars are more involved in accidents than any other colors.
Copenhagen airport was packed with people going somewhere for Christmas. Normally the whole procedure with check-in and security check takes max 15 min. It took nearly 40. Copenhagen’s Airport security check is the most efficient in the world for the 4th year, voted by customers. Well done, Kastrup.
Had lunch at the airport, a lovely panini with goat cheese and Parma ham plus of course I treated myself with a Kartoffelkage from the Lagkagehuset during the flight, the best cake in the world.
My days in Istanbul were like early spring days – blue sky and lovely sunshine, so Oscar and I had some fantastic field days in the Beyoğlu district (the European side), no pressure to run around trying to be a good tourist from one site to another and here is the bunch of our teamwork.
Beyoğlu, a historic neighborhood full of grand mansions, boutiques and echoes of an imperial past, but it holds today also the most exciting cafes, restaurants and clubs. And the busiest shopping street in the world, İstiklal Avenue, it can have up to 3 million visitors per day.
“An eye for an eye will
only make the whole world blind.”