Number of (official, course related) walks: 2
Distance covered during walks (total, bipedal motion): 7 miles
Number of walks over the Galata Bridge: 2
Number of boats taken (group): 4
Ferry stations visited/transited: Karaköy, Kadiköy, Eminönü, Kabatas, Üsküdar
Metro stations visited/transited: Osmanbey, Taksim, Sishane, Findikli, Tophane, Kabatas, Sultanahmet, Gülhane
Number of Durumzade wraps eaten: 26+
Number of metros, trams + funiculars taken: 12+
Cost of a cup of tea on a boat on the Bosporus: 1 lira (about 50 cents)
Contents of a lunch today: 1 spicy sausage + cheese sandwich, 1 bottle of Mandarin Fanta, 1 bag of Turkish Potato chips + a pistacchio chocolate bar.
Cost of above lunch today: 6 lira – about 3 bucks.
Cost of a simit (sesame bagel thing) on a boat across Seraglio point on the way to Asia: 1 lira (about 50 cents)
Cost of going to Asia: 1.95 Lira – or about 87 cents.
Feeding said simit to seagulls on the boat going to Asia: Priceless.
Number of concerned looks when describing the cultural experience of the Turkish Hamam: 20
Number of students considering going to the Hamam: undetermined
Number of stray cats who have wandered into a student apartment: 1
Number of trips to the Tax Office to sort out a mobile phone snafu: 2
Number of trips to a Turkcell office to sort out mobile phone snafu: 4
Number of Turkcell staff helping sort out mobile phone snafu: 4
Number of times “snafu” has appeared in this list: 4
Number of cups of cay consumed: 47 to power of 400.
Number of Krispy Kreme donuts consumed today: at least 3
Number of wetburgers consumed: 10+
Verdict on Turkish Coffee: split, leaning positive.