This will be the last post concerning my trip to Turkey this year. During the next days, I’ll only try to update the previous posts and this one in order to add some pictures or correct typos.
Even though I probably don’t need to stress it again, the temperature didn’t change again. We’ve had a strong breeze from time to time which greatly influenced the felt air temperature, though. That was indeed very welcome as walking through the bazaar can be quite exhausting at times, the most tedious part being constantly rejecting the tourist hunters who want you to eat döner or lahmacun, drink beer, or visit their shops just a few meters away. This time we even managed to not get jumped. At least we think so or didn’t notice.
As for today it’s worth noting that we visited Konak Pier, a Turkish high society shopping mall. The prices are comparable to that ones in Germany plus a bonus for the peer and the sea around it on top. Then, by reducing the price by 20–50% because of sales, you might reach a price more realistic than the one presented. Taking photos within that peer is not allowed, at least that is what we were told by the security standing next to the metal detector at the entrance. Konak Pier is, in my opinion, only worth visiting to see that place from inside. I personally wouldn’t spend a cent or kuruş in the shops.
Having been to that place made us keep walking along the water front before returning to the bazaar. Back there, I wanted to buy some small stuff which, after virtually walking through the whole area, took again some time. As I also wanted to buy some Turkish sweets in a shop just next to the bazaar and because it already was quite late, we had to hurry up a bit. Having started to walk in that direction a bit more speedy, a pidgin hit the ground in a not-so-nice manner just about two meters away from us. The pidgin’s right leg only shrug once after the impact. That is at least what we were able to see any. Looking above the rooftops, a quite large seagull with some feathers left in its beak looked down a bit detached. Fortunately, it was a direct flight without an intermediate stop on my head.
After having spent quite some Turkish Lira on sweets, the day seemed over and about to be terminated successfully with all tasks finished.
It was a really nice and also a quite hot week in Turkey with even some free time and a visit to Izmir. Next time I’ll be prepared and have organised the trip more thoroughly :)