Simon’s love affair with Istanbul started at the ripe old age of 16, as soon as he stepped off the train after a 3 day non-stop journey from the UK. The simit vendors, the lemonade and the baklava shops were of course an initial pull. Simon runs THAT Magazine a free printed cultural zine which if you’re lucky you might see lying around in one of the cafes you visit. Perhaps you’ll see Simon too, if so flag him down and offer him a Turkish tea and a cheese toasty. Istanbul_SimonJohnson_app