We then headed back to Taksim and strolled around the Taksim square. The place is lively and full of energy. It was time to pick some last minute souvenirs and sweets to take back home. We went to Tuncer gift shop, which is located little ahead of Gulhane tram station. You get some amazing ceramics there. Rest of the souvenirs are over-priced. After that we headed to Sirkeci to pick Baklawa and Turkish delight from Gullugolu and Hafiz Mustafa. We even picked some baklawa from Ali Ustaa at Sultanhemet. It’s more or less similarly priced. Around 40 TL for 500 gms. The baklawa at Hafiz Mustafa simply melts in your mouth. Do try the pistachio baklawa.
We had our last lunch at Sultanhemet and like loyal customers we went to Cigden. Post that we headed back to the Hotel to check out and proceeded to the airport. We had booked our taki via the Hotel (Nowy Efendi) and the fare was 70 TL.