It was my first long distance bus last night. The bus from Selcuk to Istanbul was crowded and I think every seat was full. Unfortunately, I don’t think I got any sleep. There were no pillows and the guy next to me kept elbowing me. As for the free shuttle bus (which was the big concern at the bus station yesterday), someone pointed me to one, but the driver didn’t want to take me all the way to my destination. I had to walk nearly an hour the rest of the way. Anyway, I made it to one of the highest populated cities in Europe and I’ll be here for two nights. I’m going to keep working on planning out the next month or so of my trip too.