Due to my brilliance of theory I thought the Asian side was going to be, well more Asianesque. Yes, I had read and heard it was a more modern side. All that didn’t matter, I was still convinced I would see Asian-like undertones. Instead, it was just as I had read, modern, busy and trendy. It felt like I had stepped back into the US or parts of Eastern Europe. It reminded me of a mix of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. I loved the combination of the remnants of old with the new. We arrived on the Eminou ferry into Kadikoy and walked up to the fresh market area. This is a must do. The bustle of the shop owners and the local shoppers setting up and bargaining with each other is such a treat.