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20.       catwoman
8933 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 03:49 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

 Euro-asian centric...right It´s so eurocentric to forget that Istanbul is mostly Asian

 

Haha, you´re right!

 

I think that another thing that gives Istanbul its nice feel is the openness of Turkish people in general, their hospitality and laid-back attitudes.

21.       alameda
3499 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 06:25 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

 

 

 Euro-asian centric...right It´s so eurocentric to forget that Istanbul is mostly Asian

I can not say Istanbul is the greatest city in the world... I haven´t been everywhere. But I have to say culture wise, it´s on top of my visited-cities list. On other aspects it doesn´t always score so good, like being groped in the tram-wise.

 

You can get groped anyplace...all you need is a crowded space.....hmmmm maybe they don´t grope in Holland?  I hate any crowded space for exactly that reason, but having grown up in a groping latitude, I´ve evolved a strategy to deal with it.  NYC must be grope capital of the world.

 

 



Edited (12/30/2009) by alameda [why not....?]

22.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 12:50 pm

They also grope in Holland, but it hardly ever happens. I have only been groped in Holland during festivals, and in clubs or bars. Not in public places on a normal day, in an every day situation. I have never been groped in public transport in Holland or other countries, except for the tram in Istanbul... I don´t know why groping is linked to trams there, but it happens in one form or another every single time! I wonder if there is a club of tram-gropers there, that just follows me around...

The metro has treated me well though Haven´t experienced groping there, neither in the city busses or the ferries! And how great are those ferries.. really love those in Istanbul. Especially when people start to sell stuff. I still feel sorry that I didn´t buy a hat/manual hand-ven in one, on the boat the the islands...



Edited (12/30/2009) by barba_mama

23.       Pita
27 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 06:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv-KcF3Rkv8

 
Istanbul
 
  Istanbul was constantinople
Now it’s istanbul, not constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Now it’s turkish delight on a moonlit night

Every gal in constantinople
Lives in istanbul, not constantinople
So if you’ve a date in constantinople
She’ll be waiting in istanbul

Even old new york was once new amsterdam
Why they changed it I can’t say
People just liked it better that way

So take me back to constantinople
No, you can’t go back to constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the turks

Istanbul (istanbul)
Istanbul (istanbul)

Even old new york was once new amsterdam
Why they changed it I can’t say
People just liked it better that way

Istanbul was constantinople
Now it’s istanbul, not constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the turks

So take me back to constantinople
No, you can’t go back to constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the turks

Istanbul

24.       lemon
1374 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 09:35 pm

 

Quoting ptaszek

 

 

 Femme,you are losing your guts{#emotions_dlg.lol_fast}Once you were known for good responses,now have you become an opera singer?Wink

 

whats this losing guts thing?

 

imagine me going to a polish site and going on and on praising warsaw or krakow, flattering poles 24/7.

people would simply get sick. i guarantee DD would throw up after couple of posts.

25.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 31 Dec 2009 Thu 02:53 am

 

Quoting lemon

 

 

 

imagine me going to a polish site and going on and on praising warsaw or krakow, flattering poles 24/7.

people would simply get sick. i guarantee DD would throw up after couple of posts.

 

thank you for your consideration, you´re saving me hours of cleaning.

 

Most grateful,

DD Non-Vomit Cool

 

As for Istanbul being the most beautiful city in the world - I haven´t seen all the cities yet so can´t really say it is or isn´t one lol I just know I loved it, I mean the city centre, mosques museums and charming little cafes and tea gardens. The fact that it looks way more exotic than polish cities might have influenced my perception, though lol But once you´re not in the centre, you get to see dilapidated buildings and boring blocks of flats just like everywhere else. Ok, not everywhere, but like most big cities.

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