Partying all night long with local friends
We made friends with practically all the "crazy" (=good sense of humour) waiters of "our" dining place. Usually we never stick to one place, now we went to this place (Citirim) almost every evening.
We were asking for a tip about some good place, and one or two of them first said they can come and show as soon as they get free from their work later in the evening. Cool! That ended up...to having big fun, joking, laughing, drinking, but also seriously philosophising and discussing of many issues. During the last nights we had several guys accompanying us. It was great, no signs of different religion (as everyone knows Turkish people are mainly muslims), culture etc.
Some evening...no it was morning and light already ;) someone even walked with us to our hotel so that we are safe. Not applicable. (No dress codes, but local men always wear long trousers no matter what they wear in the upper part of their body).