HI, Sorry we are working at it still, this far as we got .. soon promise!
We (myself, Eva & Pascal) spent 6 weeks in Istanbul preparing this info..
By all accounts 6 weeks is a long & hectic time to spend in this city. I would say a week ......... or two, .. or?? is long enough to spend here. By then you will have seen enough & be comfortably numb! Istanbul is huge !!! You will not be left alone for as much as one minute, there is no escape!!! The intensity, vastness & pace of this city cannot be likened to any other in Europe (thank's be to Jasus!) You will enjoy the shopping, if you don't mind being bought & sold yourself! The Bosphorus cruise is a very pleasant must do. The bath I have recommended is also quite a thing. Taxim town holds the most decadent & extreme night life available in Europe (just be very careful of your life & wallet!!!) The Turks are renowned for their hospitality, although there is almost always something for sale at the root of it. One piece of advise I would advise, is to bring some thing like a walkman or ear mufflers to protect your senses & give you cause not to answer from where you are 1000 times a day. If you do get caught, tell them I told you to tell them you are from "the pussy!!" Another thing you may be surprised by is the medium quality & the higher prices. Everything except duds & footwear is just that little bit more expensive than you might think it should be. Finally my dears, when crossing the street look up, down & all around before setting foot off the pavement (if there is one!).
For now This is how the map is shaping up like.................................typa thing, like! We should have it all finished in mid April....Good Lord willin' & the creek don't rise.