I apologize in advance to say I have not read the boards yet. But I am a suffering from irrational exuberism as I quit my job at at a foundation and have two weeks to spend in Turkey before startinga new project in impact investing. i land in Istanbul on Monday and have 12 days in country flying solo. Turkish friends say I should stay 5 days minimum in Istanbul. I have contacted Istanbul Eats for tours but have no clue about hotels. I don't enjoy blowing money on nice places; I want clear and serviceable places near great food. All comments welcome - on food, lodging, districts, day-trips, etc.