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... the French Riviera. Then onto the main boulevard, luxury stores everywhere. Arriving at the waterfront park with another cobbled boulevard leading to the bazaar. Onwards into miles of specialty streets and alleys. Each having a different merchandise, food or spice theme. Even a bird market. Obviously got lost several times. Plenty of people to help you, all of whom wanted to take you to their family store(s). Don't need a silk carpet, thank you. Finally the bazaar novelty wore ...
... outsides of the buildings just making them gleam in the sunshine. Next we headed to the Basilica Cistern. I was too busy, ohhing and ahhing to gather too many facts about this, except in was the water storage reservoir for Constantinople. Underground. Cool as you like. Crystal clear water. Roman columns everywhere holding up curved, bricked ceilings. And subtly lit. Just beautiful. There were carvings on some of the columns, the most famous being the ...
... also he must have thought he was 15 minutes late too. An up and down flight and our 6 hour layover in the Athens airport commenced. We had hot chocolate and Tea. Caleb did some school. I passed out on the floor of the airport as Caleb played in a kids zone. Caleb told me that once his body wakes up - it can't go back to sleep until it's dark. It's weird but that's how his body works. Caleb and I ate both breakfast and lunch at the airport. Christine ...
... gives up and drives off with a smile. Obviously some sort of cultural sport with which we are not familiar!!!
We walked around the city again, going in the opposite direction to last night. Down the main street, passing what seemed like thousands of people walking along the same thoroughfare. The main street is car free, but has a tram that seems to go way too fast; nevertheless, everyone seems to get on with it and not be run over! The street is lined with high end ...
... around 4 or 5 thousands stores that sell all sorts of souvenirs. As we walked around and found a few things we liked, Crystal, Emily, and I participated in the long-held tradition of the Grand Bazaar--haggling. It isn't always the easiest thing, especially for a woman, but we quickly got the hang of it. Some of the shop owners were a little...pushy, but most were pretty nice and gave us good prices once we talked them down. Crystal ...