I've been here for a week now, and I want to share my impression of this city.
I've arrived here last Tuesday, when I got in the district where I'm living I could smell Naples. I was checking the map when somebody threw a bag full of garbage from his windows: I felt like I was home.
I spent the first days just walking between my district, Karaköy, Galata Tower, Şişli, Golden horn bridge, Galata bridge... The tourists centre sucks, as every tourists centre around the world.
There are a lot of stray dogs, which are not stray because they all have this chip on their ear and it seems that the municipality is taking care of them. Sometimes I think they take too much care of them.
There are also a lot of cats, and it seems that there will be more and more in the future because they are always copulating.
One day on Galata Bridge I met these two gentlemen fishing mackerel. They were almost drunk, and it explains how can you fish in one of the most polluted spot in the world. I offered them some cigarettes, they offered me vodka, and I went on a bender.