At the Hodja Pasha theatre in Sirkeci to watch the darvish dancers.

At the Hodja Pasha theatre in Sirkeci to watch the darvish dancers.

Yummy breakfast under a tree. Enjoyed freshly baked breads, a variety of cheeses and delicious honey and cream (kaymak) at Emirgan Sutis and the view was spectacular!

Yummy breakfast under a tree. Enjoyed freshly baked breads, a variety of cheeses and delicious honey and cream (kaymak) at Emirgan Sutis and the view was spectacular!

A view of the Galata Towers & the Galata bridge from the Yeni Mosque.

A view of the Galata Towers & the Galata bridge from the Yeni Mosque.

Rainbow stairs in Istanbul by Tophane tram station.

Rainbow stairs in Istanbul by Tophane tram station.

Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar

Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar

A donair place where you pay for the food based on the portion of meat you are getting. I also liked their stools a little different than the traditional chair.  I had Ayran to drink a salty yogurt drink.  The bill was given to us in a little wooden box.

A donair place where you pay for the food based on the portion of meat you are getting. I also liked their stools a little different than the traditional chair. I had Ayran to drink a salty yogurt drink. The bill was given to us in a little wooden box.

Kirkpinar Kebabi (rice topped with meat and tomato sause) and Manti (little meat dumplings in yogurt topped with olive oil and mint).

Kirkpinar Kebabi (rice topped with meat and tomato sause) and Manti (little meat dumplings in yogurt topped with olive oil and mint).

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