Awaiting news of my visa that was proving to take longer than anticipated, I found myself spending some days in Istanbul.
Istanbul, one of the world's metropolises is not an overly hot place, by Turkish standards anyway, but its humidity does make it easier to break a sweat.
At least to a Norwegian.
At least midday.
That's usually a bad excuse to stay inside, so when the worst of the heat calmed down, we explored various parts of the city using Istanbul's well-connected public transport.
There are weekly streets markets in various parts of Istanbul some quite large in size where locals do their shopping. Busy markets, but a mostly vibrant and friendly atmosphere.