Last month, we spent four days in Istanbul before going to Kazakhstan. Four days is really a teaser for Istanbul, to really experience this city you should spend here at least three, four weeks. Next time I should plan a longer visit and not rush through it. I think this day was a first day of Ramadan. There were huge tents setup not far from where I took this photo, and the start of Ramadan or the permission to start eating food was announced by shooting canons, which took us totally by surprise. As soon as sun cleared the horizon, the canon started shooting and mosques started broadcasting their prayers. The boat in this photo is a floating kitchen, they were grilling fish full steam, with smoke coming in each direction and orders coming back to the bank, feeding hungry Turkish, after a day of fasting.