On day ten I have to leave in the morning.
Even though in the beginning I had doubts about the journey, after these ten days I am flying back home with a totally different perspective on Istanbul. We both have learned so much during this trip and – especially for me – it has been a big enrichment. Despite having prepared a lot for this research in advance, the reality turned out to be more spectacular. Especially the interviews brought me a lot of new insights on the city and in particular Beyoğlu from which I have learned a lot.
We are on our way to the airport when I see the skyline of the city from the car’s window and can´t help to smile.