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... little boy who looked totally miserable. We asked our guide Ekram what the event for the little boy was – we were told he was about to be circumcised!! No wonder he looked miserable!!
After the lovely long walk we continued to another long walk up hill into the shopping area and were shown expensive jewellery! I idly looked at a couple of pieces and the salesman told me to "jump over my shadow”. I am puzzled as to what he meant by that except ...
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!
... six and a big furore was expected, however it was all settled amicably when Mecca simply added a seventh minaret to its mosque! It is actually called the Sultanahmet Mosque, but has been nicknamed the Blue Mosque by Westerners because of all the blue tiles decorating its interior.
When we entered the mosque, I was unclear about the difference between Muslim and Islam - I knew there was a connection but was unsure what it was. Well, ...
... in a small clay pot or jar which is stoppered up with clay. It has a line incised into the clay about an inch up from the base, they bring it to the table on a bed of salt and something flammable, set fire to the salt – spectacular to see (and I didn’t have my camera so have had to crib a photo from the internet).
And at the end of all that were pretty much rolled across the road to the hotel, in bed and sound asleep before 9pm after a VERY long ...
... of Turkish delight you could imagine plus much more. After we stocked up at the bazaar we an underground tunnel to the port for a Bosphorus ferry cruise, the cruise took us from Europe Istanbul to the Asia Istanbul. Very beautiful.
The last day we also had a traditional Turkish bath - a hamam - this consisted of us being taken into two different room, unrobed to only towels and then escorted ...