Talking business again with the very passionate Mrs. Turan, professor in urban planning at Ozyegin University in Istanbul. While Istanbul seems to be a tourist oasis, she provided us with an insight into the lives and struggles of the citizens of Istanbul.
We also used this day to explore this bustling metropolis and were overwhelmed by the amount of people. I mean, we are used to the vibrancy and population density in Shanghai but this was of another order. Or should I say chaos? Lots, and lots of people on the streets as it was also the Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) in the Muslim world.