i was soooo pleased when hubby arrived in istanbul on wednesday evening. i flew in earlier for work and was seriously missing his company although Winston was an absolutely fab travel partner who made time spent in the conference and outside of the conference totally fun. i must also give him credit for helping me figure out the complicated token purchasing system of the istanbul metro system (thanks winst!).
anyhow, the first order of business when hubby came was shoe-buying. it was amazing that he was up for a walk out at istiklal caddessi even after travelling for a good 14hours. he was hungry more than sleepy i think. so we went out and bought me a pair of sneakers.
you see- the goondoo i was, brought my pair of CROCS lah to turkey. I was so busy over the days leading up to the trip that i couldn't find time to get a pair of sneakers and i didn't want to bring my trainers cos they were so bulky. i mean i had to bring heels for work and stuff, and was really trying to keep my luggage lean. The CROCS were NOT good for walking on sandy cobbled streets.
i managed to find a decent pair of 50% off sneakers made in Turkey- a turkish brand called Kinetix. i was pleased that it was in my favourite khaki green colour. that it was a authentic turkish brand although the salesman did say that they were MADE IN CHINA lah!
hubby looked at me disapprovingly. i knew he thought i should be less cheap and buy a good pair of nikes or converse or adidas sneakers. but hey they lasted me well during the trip!