Beyond the Blue Mosque: Istanbul offers fascinating food, shopping and a scrub at the baths
Loraine Whysall, Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, November 01, 2008
Our first night in Istanbul was a hair-raising experience. It started with a white-knuckle ride from the airport. The shuttle driver was oblivious to my anxiety as he rocketed along the Sunday-night streets at 120 kilometres per hour, swerving to the left and right to overtake slower vehicles, while pointing out sights of interest and offering a running commentary in the most relaxed, matter-of-fact way."