I got back from Istanbul last night and while my head is still whirling with all the things we saw, did and ate, I thought I’d bring you a little summary of our time in the beautiful city. By numbers.
69,929 ¦¦ Steps taken over the 4 days (anyone wanted to be my Fitbit friend? You can add me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t normally walk that much I promise).
55 ¦¦ Kilometres covered. A bit of this was by boat, but the vast majority was on foot. Which explains the condition of my feet today.
11 ¦¦ Domes counted on the Blue Mosque before I lost count.
9 ¦¦ Times I used my gluten free restaurant cards. And probably 9 times I was glutened, as well…
2 ¦¦ Medusas spotted. Here’s Sideways Medusa.
789016 (approximately) ¦¦ Stray cats spotted
3 ¦¦ Stray cats befriended. Like this guy.
2 ¦¦ Near identical stripy dresses purchased. You can never have too many stripy dresses…right??
9 ¦¦ Packets of Puding purchased. Because at 9pm the night before we came home, in the small Carrefour we’d been looking for for our entire trip, the whole end aisle devoted to Puding was just the funniest thing I’d ever seen. I think we’re going to have Puding party where we make them all up and all our cherished guests have to take a lucky dip. There are flavours in there that I’m sure don’t translate.
2 ¦¦ Boxes of bespoke Turkish delight stuffed into my luggage. Just look at those pomegranate seeds…
1 ¦¦ Number of times we fell victim to a street scam (or was it?). It’s not a very interesting story and wasn’t a disaster by any means, and overall I felt very safe everywhere we went.
0 ¦¦ Number of Easter eggs eaten. In fact, I still haven’t eaten any. Alright, just off to rectify that…
How many Easter eggs have you eaten this weekend?