A Concert Under A Medieval Tower

The plan was to walk up to the Galata Tower with our friends, stop for a snack at one of the little cafes in this newly gentrified neighbourhood and then take a cab across town to the uber cool Ulus29 for dinner.

When we spotted a stage being readied for a concert right beside the tower we girls, gushed, “How romantic!”. The men didn’t quite get the romance but agreed to stay on rather reluctantly.

Galata Tower

Thankfully, our simple seafood dinner at a tiny restaurant across the street, Furreya, turned out to be one of the best meals of that trip. And the concert? Magical and well worth the wait.

On our way back we stopped to listen to street performers on Istiklal street. They were surprisingly good and we appreciated the fact that they insisted we accept their CD in exchange for the tip.

OUR boys were kind of mollified when I suggested we stop at 360 – a bar/club – on the way back, for cocktails and more music. The cocktails were OK, the music great and the views didn’t disappoint.


They took no chances the next evening, however. They opted to linger over coffee and people watch (People? I later overheard “gorgeous girl in a green dress.”) while we explored the lanes off Istiklal, shopped, and got our fortunes read from coffee dregs.

They missed out…I think.

Posted by

Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

66 thoughts on “A Concert Under A Medieval Tower

Let me know what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.