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'Marc has a story about Istanbul'

Marc Guillet has just published a walking guide to Istanbul. Fellow guidebook writer Pat Yale follows him around Kadıköy.

Hamal, a human pack mule in bazaar district.
Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

“What do you think this used to be?” I’m standing with Dutch journalist Marc Guillet in front of the Kadıköy branch of the chichi small-chain bakery Komşufırın and my eye follows his finger up towards the awning where a small plaque depicts two sheep. “A dairy?” I try. “A butcher’s. See the knives?” I look again and, yes, there, sure enough, are knives hanging down on one side and an axe on the other.

Read more in TimeOut Istanbul, december 2013


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