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Just like Greece, Turkey is full of cats and dogs and they're pretty well loved and looked after. The dogs' role is to bark when they're "on duty", and let people know there's someone up to no good. As we were walking in a quiet area this morning, I noticed the dogs ignored us, but barked at a couple of men dressed to the nines in dark suits ... obviously criminals ;)
We even spotted a few caged geese right in the middle ...
... When it was built the interior was lined with the most beautiful mosaics depicting Christian motifs. during it's life as a Mosque the mosaic pieces were picked off the walls and sold as souvenirs to visitors or covered in plaster and paint. The few that remain are of a singular beauty and throw a light on the heights of subtle artistic creation that the 11th and 12th century artists were capable of.
While walking around the upper gallery there were large sections of ...
... actually huge and obviously made for tourists. The stores are all selling similar stuff, scarves, seramics, sweets...again many people going in different directions. Whats different is the hall was indoor and there's three long hallways, which it was so long that I can't even seethe end of it. I was pretty excited to see what they're selling and I wondered around for quite a while and i even got lost at one point.
Done a little shopping and off to the stop: Blue ...
The Galata 1875 presented us with cards for a complementary breakfast at a little restaurant half a block up the street. We donned our puffy jackets and ventured over. The proprietors did not speak English, a basket of bread was placed on the table and each of us presented with a plate of one hardboiled egg, cucumber slices, tomato slices, cheeses, olives and jam as well as traditional Turkish tea. It was ...
... meal, come back all relaxed and mellow for the first time for 2 days Brian gets an email " sorry but your bike will not be ready so you cannot fly on Sunday" you will have to cancel your flights and Accomodation in Nepal and rebook. Apparently customs do not work on a weekend and it is the festival of the killing of the lamb.....yuck....... So maybe Thursday or Friday before bike can go through customs Another sleepless night ...