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... together all 'the big sights' were. There's the Blue Mosque, here's the Hagia Sophia - a 1500 year old church (circa ~500 AD), there are the underground Cisterns, just over that way to Topkapi Palace, a 10 minute walk there to the Grand Bazaar.
We're big fans of this place - it's been a feast for the senses.
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... s images that there are three men delivering carpets. They insisted that we take their photo and the result was worth while. We then visited two more Mosques, Sultan Ahmet and Suleymaniye which were beautiful. The architecture was impressive and we found them suprisingly interesting. After another stroll through the Grand Bazaar and Spice market we headed onto Ankara with our box of turkish ...
... passport control officer wasn't paying attention, as he gave me another entry stamp, as opposed to an exit stamp! Luckily someone else realised his mistake when they double checked my passport and ushered me back inside for a correction.
I went back to sleep for what must have been an hour or two (there seemed to be a lot of waiting around), before I went through Bulgarian passport control at about 3 or 4 in the morning and could finally have some unbroken sleep...
... during spring, and you could sense those lights were igniting the soul of the city, one different to the Istanbul you see during the day.
Afterwards we walked through the darkening streets, heading uphill for a long time, finally popping out on a main road called İstiklal Avenue that leads all the way up to Taksim Square.
As we turned the corner we heard chanting and felt a thrum of activity – a demonstration up ahead. ...
... keep walking and not stop at any cost – quite a feat as they are extremely persistent! It was wonderful walking down the old cobble stone streets, past pavement cafes with their carpets and cushions and bright coloured lanterns – once again a splash of colour against the dark stone walls. Tokapi Palace is huge – set inside these beautiful gardens. There was room after room with niches to recline in, each with mosaic walls and ceilings in different colours. ...