We wish we could have spent more time on the Asian side of Istanbul. It felt so much more real and lived in. It was far from “touristy” and gave us a glimpse into what life might look like in this city from day to day. We loved the market so much more than the Grand Bazaar and the food was amazing. Not to mention the beautiful ferry ride and $1 hot tea to get there. A great, affordable excursion in Istanbul.