That’s how the Byzantine historian Procopius (AD 500-565) described the straits that carve up Istanbul. I’ve been taking a lot of video of people getting from place to place. Because I hail from a city where public transit involves waiting in the sun 40 minutes for a bus, Europe’s people movers consistently inspire.

Istanbul realizes it has an auto-traffic problem. There are 3 million private cars in the city, and 10 blocks behind the wheel can take 40 minutes.

I’m off to the Asian side to see if I can do business with some black marketeers. If I fail to return, I was likely last seen here.

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