I could try to use words to capture the nonstop chaos that permeates all aspects of life in Istanbul.
But instead, I’ll share this humorous video that compares everyday occurrences in Europe (or the U.S.) vs. in Turkey, from crossing the street to following smoking laws (or not) to navigating bureaucracy. So here it is, just for funsies:
Now that I’ve experienced many of these things and the range of emotions that come with (i.e., #$@&%*!), I might as well laugh about it. Although I’m still terrified to cross the street.