We began our trek at the Şehzade Mosque, and then walked down through the narrow streets, trying to capture the essence of this old area of Istanbul.
We found the Boza Maker.
In Turkey, boza is a popular fermented millet drink, rich in Carbohydrates and vitamins. It is thick, rather like condensed milk, and is definitely an acquired taste, you either love it or hate it.
The area we walked through was a poor neighbourhood, mostly inhabited by Kurds, the women especially distinctive in their colourful dress.
We came across a group who were linking rings into chains for sale.
...and others sitting in the street chatting
A Kurdish child looked curiously at us from a doorway
It was encouraging to see that some of the houses are being renovated
The distinctive design of these old Ottoman houses was to enable the women to see up and down the street without revealing themselves.
We ended up in the colourful streets behind the Spice Bazaar
...where Becca was offered some Balklava to taste