I knew I was going to have a night in Istanbul on my way home to St. Louis from Beirut. I thought I would contact Dave and ask for some recommendations for places to go. But Dave went further, he took the evening and spent it with my friend and I, showing us some of the amazing sights of his great city. I'm so grateful! Thanks, Dave. Yet another benefit of this website!
P.S. My cello still hasn't made it back. If you should see it in Istanbul, please point it in the direction of St. Louis. = /