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Istanbul is a city of nearly 20 million people, originally built on seven hills. Since our visit to Istanbul was for only 3 days, we decided to stay in Sultanamet, the oldest walled part of the city. It has most of the famous historical sites and the most tourists. Our hotel, the Rast, was a small, older boutique hotel with a terrace that provided …
... the kids to take up Ali's offer of another (free) marble painting experience. And they had a ball! Each completed another couple if artworks, and we drank tea in the workshop waiting for them to dry.
When we finally dragged ourselves away, it was after 3pm and we quickly headed for the Grand Bazaar. There were less people around today after the holiday but it was still pretty crowded on the ...
... 20 mins to get in. Everyone had to wear long trousers/ skirts and have their shoulders covered, the women have to cover their heads and as you entered remove your shoes , plastic bags were provided to put them in, we did see one chap with the bags tied on his feet! The blue mosque has 6 minarets, the courtyard is the largest of all the Ottoman mosques and the blue tiles that decorate the interior number tens of thousands, it is ...
... We walked around for ages, and I distracted deejay while Nim bought her a birthday ring. Deejay got various things, such as tea, Turkish delight, bracelets and wallets, for the friends and family she'd be visiting in England. After the grand bazaar we took the tram to eminonu by the river, where we found the 10 lira tour. The ship was less than spectacular, a very rocky ferry with a fake grass covered roof packed with plastic chairs, almost all taken. It went right up ...
... today. Maybe we are obsessed? Whateva, I do what I want! Taksim Square is supposed to have quite a good nightlife which we hadn’t taken advantage of yet, so we figured that we should go check it out during the evening before we left. It turned out that we had chosen a great night to do this because there was a huge soccer game on between Real Madrid and one of the local Turkey soccer teams. The streets and pubs were crowded ...