On walking

As a New Yorker I’m acutely aware of the speed people walk at. In New York everyone has somewhere to be and no ones afraid of pushing their way through throngs of people to get to where they be. Someone asked Burak, why people in Istanbul take their time walking to where they need to be.

“So? Where do you need to be that’s so important?” he responded. Not to say that you should be late, but to give yourself enough time to walk leisurely is what he meant. I liked this idea and have been keeping this in mind whenever I go anywhere.

It’s nice not being in rush all the time. Istanbul’s drivers do not share this mindset.

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