There are so many names, now lost, in the metropolis that is Istanbul. Eminönü, Beyo?lu, Ca?alo?lu, SIrkeci. If you’ve read your Orhan Pamuk, then these are familiar neighbourhoods.
I’ve been here to Istanbul twice, and on this day, after sunset, in the little neighbourhood of Sirkeci, we came for fish sandwiches. Balik ekmet, they’re called. I did a cheesy little video about it.
But this… this is the heart of Istanbul. Sirkeci.