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Pick-up day. Visited the Cistern Basilica early and got ahead of the crowds. We almost skipped this site, thinking it would be crowded and claustrophobic. It was neither. This was Justinian's solution to store fresh water brought into Istanbul by the aqueduct he built, about the same time as the Hagia Sophia (6th century AD). From the cistern, water could be distributed throughout the town, or individuals could come and scoop out ...
Today we board our cruise ship for the next leg of our adventure - and it may be a while before we can post again, so here are some general reflections on Istanbul:
- some might say it's a grubby old town full of noisy building works and absolutely hordes of tourists
- HOWEVER there is so much history and cultural interest around every corner and so many warm and helpful locals, that ...
... because Zach had wanted to see the dinosaur exhibit they had there that was closed the previous day.
We got off the ferry and Zane promptly fell asleep in the stroller. Zach was so tired from the museum and heat that as we were about halfway to the tram stop from the ferry dock, the sat on the street and refused to move. It was funny. His cheeks were all red. I gave him water and sat next to him while Zane slept ...
... Grand Bazaar, including food (we sampled Turkish pastries and traditional coffee), Turkish delight (many, many varieties, my favourite so far is pomegranate and pistachio), phone covers, electronics, Turkish hand woven linen (I bought a gorgeous blue throw), shoes (picked up some flowery 'Converse' sneakers), perfumes, magnets (found the tackiest one to add to our fridge collection), makeup , ...
... of walked away and the price would've gone down". Later that happened, when Dad was looking at stuff for workmates he asked how much they were, and the store-owner replied with what Dad thought was too much. So we walked away and the price went down by 5TL. Dad took the opportunity, and later said "you were right Jacqui" to Mum. Later that night we went out for dinner to celebrate Dad's birthday. it was very nice, and Dad said he enjoyed his birthday very much. Bye-bye Turkey, hello ...