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... few stood out: oven-baked hummus with sucuk (sausage);a dish of sliced eggplants, roasted and marinated in olive oil and tomato with I think figs; puréed fava beans, so light and airy!; and two spicy spreads, one tomato-y the other red pepper-y. Oh, and a cold eggplant purée with cheese. Really amazing food.
On my way back to the hotel I passed several dogs. They are mostly friendly, but really only want food from you. I haven't seen more than two ...
... was right outside our window!
Once we checked in we went straight out to sight see because it was a really lovely day. We first went to the Great Palace Mosaic Museum as it was directly outside our hotel, then we went to the Hagia Sofia. We didn't have to queue for anything as we are students in turkey we have these special museum cards so we get into all museums for free! After we saw the Hagia ...
... There was nothing like it before, and there has been nothing like it since. We explored the space as best we could in the crowd that was filling it, lingered as long as we could, and had to move on.
Our "not a tour guide" found us shortly after our exit where Ed made it clear we weren't interested in buying a carpet. We had guessed right because he was no longer interested in being our "not a tour guide". It was a short walk to our next stop, the Hagia ...
... some more time on the Asian side of the city, before coming back to spend my final afternoon in the old city. This last night I wanted to join in on the Iftar, the breaking of fast after Ramadan. I did so in a nice restaurant right on the old city’s main square, between the prayer calls of the Blue mosque and the Ayasofya. It cost me a bit more than I would have spent in my right mind, but a couple of days ago I decided that for the duration of my ...
... the floor rather than from waist height like the rooftop, where the balustrade was no transparent. We didn't get a table on the terrace but just inside yet still with a really nice view. I was initially disappointed but when the weather got windy and cold, I was very thankful we were inside. Many people looked cold outside. The food was nice although not amazing. I like their grouper main dish - fish cooked really well. Dessert was nice ...
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- Free parking