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... but that was good because we could see so much
more close up. We had to remove our shoes and be appropriately
attired at the Blue Mosque but you get a bag to carry your shoes with
you because the better shoes were going walkies! The architecture of
these buildings is amazing and I admire the beautiful tiles and
mosaics covering the inside of them. They are not ostentatious, just
have a myriad of intricate patterns (a lot of blue) which you ...
... and longer cat knapsack than me. Arrived hotel about 9am no room available until 11am. Had lunch in the mall up the street. Can't believe the number of mobile phones, smokers, scooters and how they drive constantly blowing their car horns amazed there are no accidents. Watched prayers at the mosque opposite the hotel amazed at how they wash their feet before going in. Went to bed around 9 ...
... on the European side of Istanbul and boarded a ferry headed for the Princes' Islands. The whole journey probably took about an hour and a half, but we were treated to great views of both sides of the Bosphoros as well as the Marmara, which made the commute one of the most enjoyable parts of the whole day.
The final stop of the ferry was Buyukada, the "Great Island", which was our destination for the day. There are no cars allowed on the islands, so we had to get used ...
... was a few km's (good practice for the future trip) and we got to see the Roman aqueduct, which at a double height of arches is pretty amazing for 1500 years old (repaired of course).
We walked a lot... a sense of humour failure threatening, we luckily found somewhere to eat and disaster was averted.
Tonight is our last night in a hotel for 4 nights as we will be leaving Istanbul tomorrow morning on the truck and heading to an area near Gallipoli.
... is listed as one of the must see sights of Byzantine Istanbul due to its frescoes.
When I got there it was closed Wednesdays which is very odd. In most places museums are open sat/sun then close Mondays. Wednesdays makes no senses?
It had round Byzantine domes with a minaret added ...