1) "The Alley" in Turkey is shady, real shady. I'd rather be downtown Abu Dabi than in "The Alley" 2) Just say "No". Suits, jackets, carpets, rugs, it doesn't matter. 3) Remember #2 after 10 Tuborg Red's. That **** is strong. 4) In Germany "Medium Rare" translates into seared. Turkey was freakin scary. I have never been more afraid for my life in some of those places. Germany is always good. Turkish beer is freakin strong. Like 8.5% strong. Everyone is your friend in Turkey. Good trip nonetheless.