This is the view from my hotel window!
The welcome party started at 6pm...
... all the usual suspects :-) were there
and it was a big 'hello' everywhere in the room.
Semra and Caro from Swatch The Club
Anja, Valter, and Michael
Patrick (head of Swatch The Club) gave his welcome speech
As a first surprise, we did not go to
dinner directly but the buses took us to a huge and nicely decorated
shopping center where we visited (guess what?).... a Swatch Store.
This is only the upper half of the huge xmas tree!!
In the store, we were allowed to buy the
nice turkish surprise packaging without buying a regular watch.
Normally, you can buy these special packagings for around 30 EUR each
if you buy a swatch from the current collection. The packagings
are sealed so you cannot check in advance which watch you will
get. The boxes contain watches such as Nisis
(GK392), or Baggy
The interest in these special packagings was huge, so the cashiers desk was crowded all the time.
This is the shop display for the 'surprise packaging' promotion
Some even opened the packaging! What a shame :-)
After visiting the store, we went for
dinner to the nice restaurant Venge
where we were served traditional turkish food (not only Döner
See more pictures from the Istanbul Xmas Event (Sightseeing on friday) on page 2 of my report.
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