Went on an Exchange Trip to Istanbul
I had the opportunity to go on an exchange program for ExecMBA students, through the EMBA Consortium, and I jumped at the chance to go to Istanbul! Our program was with Sabancı University, and it was utterly fascinating. (Also: my spelling of Sabancı is not a typo; the "ı" character is pronounced "uh")
I'm still digesting everything we learned, but I'll start you off with a few pictures!
From the Grand Bazaar:
The Blue Mosque:
Inside Topkapı Palace:
At the mile post from which all locations in the Ottoman Empire were measured:
Baklava: 3 portions
Turkish tea (çai, pronounced "chai"): at least 50 cups. In classrooms, on a ferry, at breakfast, at a hamam, at lunch, and after dinner. Also, they don't put milk in it. WIN!
Turkish coffee: approximately 10 cups. The only coffee options in Turkey seem to be delicious proper Turkish Coffee and Nescafe. UGH.
Water pipe: 1 (shared)
Mosques visited: 7 (I think...I lost count)
Ferry trips: 3
Site visits: 3
Mavi Jeans bought: 3 pair (for research purposes, obviously)
More to follow!