We planned to start the third day with a run through the alleys along the coast. It was a sight to see people going for work a little early on a winter morning, cafe decorated for the coming Christmas , hawkers selling chestnuts and simit and the Sun rising across the sea.
Then we headed to Galata Tower which gave us a 360• view of the city, made to give early warning in case of Fire to the city people. Also, the helicopter tour of the city give the most enthralling introduction to the city. Then headed once again to grand bazar and spice market to satiate our hunger for shopping.
The city is the richest in architecture and has always been serving as the most important city for centuries connecting Asia and Europe and definitely won't leave you unsatisfied. The metro and tram network makes the travel easy. The stations are so well connected that drop you almost at the doorstep of all important places. The place is quite pocket friendly and so are people warm and welcoming.
Try to get your currency exchanged near Grand Bazar, there they give quite a better exchange rate. Look out for small shops or grocery stores to buy water bottles, avoid buying any from restaurants and cafes.
Happy travelling !!!