For US$20, I am given a friendly welcome to the former Capital Of The Old World, Istanbul.
A man holds a sign ...”DON BRAUN” (name is close enough) as I exit the arrival area, I think he is my local undercover contact here so I head in his direction.
After a lengthy unwelcome haggling process at Payless Car Rental although I have reservations, I am relieved when “Moose” and I finally leave the airport.
We are then on our way to do business at the local flea market before it closes.
These are some of the friendly comments from the smiling faces of the flea market merchants as we walk around.
Moose, sampling the merchandise
Through the the fruit and vegetable area of the market we are offered generous samplings of hazels nuts, olives, sweet cantaloupes and red ripe watermelons. For this price, I could take lots of pictures.