Istanbul Bazaar, a Fasil, and a Cat

Finishing off my visit to Istanbul with a visit to the Bazaar for some Turkish Delight.

We also went to a Fasil. Go to one if you have never been. It is a uniquely Turkish experience. Fasil music is based in traditional turkish music. There is spontaneous singing and dancing to every song. The one I recommend is Cumhuriyet Meyhane (Republic Tavern) in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. Be warned: You will have fun and if you sit by an open window you may have to feed one of Turkeys many local cats.  The cat below was guarding the Side Museum. Quite good at her job (most unfriendly cat I’ve ever met).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *