Divan City Istanbul
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... We ate typically Turkish fare - vegetarian dishes which included hummus. Very simple and very delicious, along with our fresh juices. The night sky was lit with the lights of the minarets from the mosques around us and the streets were filled with the noises of families making a move to go inside. Those we had passed on our way out, greeted us as we passed them again on our return to the hotel. It feels as though we are already part of their ...
... to do one of the boat trips up the Bospherous. the boat was absolutely packed - the touts had obviously done particularly well and there was no room on the upper deck by the time we clambered aboard. We decided to stand downstairs outside at the front of the boat instead. The sun was setting and as we pulled away from the harbour, I looked back at the familiar shape of the New Mosque bathed in an orange glow. This is a great way to see the extent of ...
... episode had calmed down, we started the tour at a small mosque. It seemed to me to be very similar to the mosque we saw yesterday, just smaller. To be honest all mosques look the same to me! Again, it was very beautiful. We continued on to the spice market. I had never seen anything like this kind of market before. There were large piles of spices everywhere. The thing I was most interested in here was the Turkish Delight. We always planned to buy some but before we did, we made sure ...
... and it was excellent.
Shortly after re-entering my room, I heard the call of the muezzin blare out from speakers mounted on the Blue Mosque minarets for evening prayer. These are now done by recordings, but are still very loud. It reminded me a lot of Dubai.
After that nice little treat, I talked with Mete, the hotel night manager about walking in the area. He assured me that it was VERY safe, and there would be ...
... I treated myself to a Turkish bath. Quite an interesting experience. After all that sightseeing it was back to the hostel for an afternoon nap. The next day was more Sightseeing, which included the spice market and a boat tour of the bosphours river.