robboy and jules adventures

Today we decided to take our little fold-up bikes across the Bosphorus on the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul and explore Uskudar and Kadikoy.

We had read that Uskudar was much more conservative than the European side. It was a nice sunny, warm day, so Julie was trying to work out which of her dresses was the most conservative, but found that they either opted for too much leg or too much boobs. She went with the legs option.

When we arrived at Uskudar port, we realised what conservative meant as all the men were in long trousers and most of the women were covered up, especially their legs.

What we weren’t expecting was all the men to start taking out their phones and try to inconspicuously and not so inconspicuously take photos of Julie whilst she was out and about in downtown Uskudar cycling along the coastal boulevards.

I am sure that you will see many photos uploaded onto various Muslim or Turkish chat forums but probably most notably the photos for

We have a few of the highlights from the photo-shoot here…

Next time it is suggested that we should dress conservatively, Julie is going to opt for some trousers…

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  1. nigel yeates on said:

    I went down to the bike shop the other day to buy some new handle-bar grips and some of those things that go around your ankles that pull your trousers away from the chains and grease. I had a look at those little fold away bikes and cripes to my amazement they were bloody expeno (expensive) around AU$1000 and that was for the base model. so I hope u got a really good price for your bikes

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