The weather in Istanbul is still cold. I thought winter is already over-- I was wrong. It was 7 degrees when we arrived at the Ataturk Airport last week. Brrrrr.. colder than I expected. Anyway, hope for the season to change soon ‘cos I really don’t like layering too much clothes. We got internet connection the other day. I have been meaning to post some update, but felt lazy. Sleeping is really nice when it’s cold, right? Plus, a bunch of hubby’s relatives visited until the weekend, so we’ve been busy at home too.
Istanbul Shopping Fest is on and most stores sell discounted items. We were able to shop a couple of times. It was not as fun as shopping in Manila, though. For each item I buy, I always have to think of the equivalent price in dollar then convert to peso (haha.. I am that stingy). Compare to Philippines, items only get cheaper when offered from 50 to 70% off. For example, I saw a big leatherette tote at Mango for only 49 TL or roughly 1500 Php. Really cheap, but I did not get it cos luckily, after looking around a lot, we were able to find a purse from a local brand in genuine leather (will blog about it later).
That will be all for now. Will post more about food, people, shopping, and culture later. Promise.
Note: For my March giveaway, I will send the prize to the winner in May. Sorry about this cos I am still on vacation. Will give an additional gift to the winner, though.