I choose Hostel Romantik for two simple reasons: 1. It’s the cheapest, and 2. It has some of the worst reviews on the internet.
Tarlabaşı Boulevard (pronounced “Tar-la-bash-uh”) runs more or less parallel to the grandiose pedestrianised İstiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), in the boutique-chic district of Beyoğlu, but no similarity exists between them. Tarlabaşı is like the dark twin of İstiklal. Most Istanbul folk are afraid to even go there, and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been…
In theory, we have rights. In practice, it’s impossible to access them. Invisible walls are thrown up at every turn.
The thought of marriage and weddings grew from a tiny seed. It had germinated at some point over the autumn, and suddenly we found a stem, a leaf, a tiny bud had sprouted.