I took commuter trains from Claymont Station in Delaware to New York and flew on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. The flight was crowded but the service was the best I had experienced in years. Heated towels to wash your face and hands! Qantas stopped doing that years ago.
My hotel, not too far from many tourist attractions.
Just before I arrived at the Airport, most of Turkey suffered a power outage. I had planned to take the Metro to a station near my hotel but the trains were not working. Instead I took a hair raising taxi ride.
I must have survived.
The area is poor but I felt safe. Nobody bothered me.
Tables stacked up.
A more spiffy hotel near Yenikapi Station.
Genuine Turkish carpets.
A cheese shop.
I went to a restaurant on this plaza for dinner. Wonderful food.
I think I will like Turkey.