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Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... covered bazaars in the world. It consists of 61 covered streets and over 3000 shops. You can find all sorts of handmade local as well as imported goods. It's easy to get lost in there - there are over 14 entrances into the bazaar itself. It was quite fun to just walk around and see everything that was being sold - and meet some of the Turkish salesmen.
On the way to our next stop, the Spice Bazaar, we stopped at a local gyros restaurant. ...
... to fit stuff in our bags haha. I tried to get Gary to buy some awesome Turkish felt slippers...but eh chickened out. They were so cool...he did try on some traditional head wear which suited him ;-).
We found a shirt and t-shirt for Gaz and I bought some rip off perfume, we tried to bargain the guy down - we prob spent more than needed but hey we couldn't be bothered shopping around. I then came across a cheap women's store - I bought heaps, 5 tops and ...
... it was indeed a alley where drug dealers were to be found. I'm afraid we only had a cappuccino. Beyond the mosque we found a fantastic roof top café (see pic) where the view of the city and Bosphorus has got to be one of the best in town; tea was good too. It was also impressive as there were no railings or any edge round the upper section and 5 story drop, the benches and chairs were right up to the edge. Charlie walked behind the bench to take the picture....Annie ...
... Muslim prophets were installed. Out of respect for the Christian people, the icons were not destroyed, but simply covered over with plaster. Many of them have been restored or partially restored. Some are beautiful mosaics. These can be seen, some with partial restoration, throughout the building.
Our visit was brief and the building was crowded, but it was well worth ...
We made an early start and one last delicious breakfast in Istanbul to make our way to Alkturak Airport. The 'taksi' ride was much faster this time, Jy says its because all the traffic is heading INTO the city. Blah The airport is big and clean and while we searched for good deals in Duty Free and no luck with wifi- we found our gate and waited. Goodbye Istanbul(****). It's not me- its ...
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