The weather in Istanbul had become increasingly colder over the week. We woke up to find that the city was raining snow and the side-streets were covered by a layer of overnight snow.
We wanted to walk down to the Galata district and on the way visit the historic Pera Palas Hotel. Despite having just had a sumptous breakfast at the hotel - we found this little borek shop just around the corner of our hotel and could not resist the temptation to try out their delicious-looking pastries. So we escaped the freezing and windy street into the warmth of this shop and ordered hot coffee and varieties of 'boreks' sold at the shop.