Was going to write about something else, the more distant past, but the continuation of Turkish subjects were asked to write about Istanbul. Was true I was there only once and not long, but talk about that time to see. Tickets to Istanbul were purchased from Aeroflot in late January during the May holidays. Preparing a birthday gift, so when choosing a country and time, guided by the fact that no one will need to take time off and do a visa. And cost tickets are not very expensive compared with other cities, that is not so pitiful it was to spend the money on a short two-day trip. Flew on April 30 on Friday after work. At that time, decided to go to Airport by train, so as not to meet with gardeners. Flying in 23.15, to fly 3 hours, arrived in Istanbul in the morning local.
Taxi somewhere for 18-20 euros brought us up to Taksim Square, which was to settle our hotel. At 2 am in Istanbul were tube! And walking down the street crowds. I understand that on Friday, but that is so. As a result, the taxi driver dropped us off in the area and showed which way to go to the hotel because all stood up and pass it on impossible. The reason for all this ugliness was simple. In Turkey, as well as in Russia celebrate May 1 demonstrations and folk festivals, and since the night was something obstructed. A Taksim Square – is the main place in town for such events.