All was quiet the week we landed in Turkey. We stayed near the Galata Tower which is closer to Tunel Side of Istiklal Street. The opposite end of Istiklal leads to Taksim Square where all the action is lately. By our apartment, however, it was nice. A row of music shops coupled with a few hippies greeted us every time we stepped out of our apartment. Ershan (not a hippie) owned this awesome Baglama Saz store. He even played for us for a bit. Another thing which I thought was pretty cool – the buildings looked like they were going to fall pretty soon but as you entered the apartments you see all of the archaic stuff disappear and is replaced with this modern fresh…