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In Europe I always felt like I had trouble finding a place a to eat, that no one took a single diner seriously. In Turkey, I had the opposite problem. I couldn't walk by a restaurant without someone handing me a menu and trying to get me to come inside. While I had some amazing dinners and amazing lunches in Istanbul, sometimes it's all about quick and cheap. So, of course, the easiest thing to eat was the doner kebab (just be sure not to eat your doner on a park bench)…   Some of the easiest places to eat in Istanbul were...

I've grown accustomed to slow travel. I like spending a week everywhere, soaking up the atmosphere, getting used to being in a place. But it quickly became evident that that lifestyle wasn't going to work in Turkey. Most of the places on my list of things to see weren't places I could hang my hat, they were good for a day of exploring but after that I just couldn't find much else to occupy my time. I had intended to go to some beach towns but the weather had been miserable so I wasn't in the mood. And so I ended...