In this article, I’m going to tell you İstanbul Modern Life. Actually, I don’t know how to start. Maybe, it’s better if I start with myself. My name is Aysegul, I am a 24-year-old lawyer in İstanbul. I was born in here and I spent all my life in this amazing city, apart from 1 year I lived in London. So you will see İstanbul through the eyes of a young woman, I’m gonna try to tell you daily life of the city.
I know that most of you doens’t know much about İstanbul and the ones who heart about it thinks that this is a city of a muslim counrty so cannot be so much interesting and funny. So first, I wanna warn you that this is not a muslim country. Yes, most of us (me as well) are muslim but the country doesn’t have a religion, it’s secularist. We don’t have to obey Islamic rules and our laws doesn’t contain anything religious. You can go to clubs and dance, you can have alcohol, you can wear whatever you want, have boyfriend/girlfriend and live at home with her/him without marriage, there is no regulation which makes all this banned. We are totally free! So in this article, I’m not going to tell you the mosques or the history of the country, I’m gonna tell you daily life in here.
There are loads of things to do for the weekend here. If the weather is good, you should spend your day out. Because İstanbul is a blue city, surraunded by the sea. So if the weather is OK you should just enjoy a blue day in İstanbul but if the weather doesn’t let you go out, you can take your time In shopping centres. Shopping centres are very interesting here, you can do your shopping for the kitchen, you can buy some clothes and you can have your lunch or supper there, have cofee and see the movie you want. Yes, “shopping centre” is a different world, here. It’s not the place you can only do your shopping in one hour and leave, but spend all day without getting bored.
text of my turkish friend Aysegul Durmus.
( next week, "the history of Istambul" by Se Sa)