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Friday, May 13, 2022

Life in Istanbul, Never a Dull Moment

Aloha Everyone,

J.J.’s prefers to use money changers away from from the main tourist belt. In addition to getting a slightly better rate, It takes us nearly 2 miles round trip, contributing to our daily walk.

McDonalds and Starbucks are located a few businesses away from each other. Both entities are always filled. It took J.J. nearly 20 minutes to get a McCafe to go. Here services are generally painfully slow. Employees are not trained for American customer service and efficiency of time management.

Do you know cats don’t like vinegar? To prevent them from approaching our table and even jumping up to your seat, one of the employees of the restaurant sprinkled water with vinegar on the alley way. 

The proprietor insisted on serving us complimentary Turkish tea before J.J. paid the bill.

Aloha -- Cathi