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... city to hang out in with fabulous archeology, mixed East-West culture and religions, amazing food and incredible handicrafts and markets.
The Grand Bazaar is completely overwhelming and wonderful. You can find anything there and it is a really fun place to people watch. Luckily we are traveling and can't buy much or we'd be in big trouble here.
Another apple tea later and after dinner we went back to the main square to get some night time photos of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Unfortunately the WiFi is painfully slow today so I might not be able to upload them just now.
That's all for now, tomorrow I'll write some final thoughts on Istanbul before we head to the airport in the afternoon!
... a wallet for TL15 down from TL40.
From one bazaar to the next and we ended up in the Spice Bazaar which is housed in a beautiful stone building built purposefully for it back in 1591. Inside, each spice store was within a stone arched area, again very nicely presented and not just spices, but wide selections of tea, soap and Turkish delight.
Returning to our van, we spotted a Greek motorhome with a HGS sticker on. On ...
... to say we had a great time exploring the city, although we had to fight through crowds that were unimaginable in Egypt - maybe there is something to be said for visiting countries during military coups.
Up next, more roman ruins than you can shake a stick at.
Denny and Christine
... drastically contrasting shades. The canyons and gorges clung to long shadows, while the foliage deepened into a saturated green. One of my favorite memories was staring out at the giant 4000m high volcano that sat miles away in Kayseri. That mountain is what started it all, and none of this landscape would have been there without it.
For instance, Fairy chimneys (a.k.a. the phallic shaped ...