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Hi everyone! My classmates and me are finally taking a few minutes off from exploring Istanbul. There's so much to see! After getting acquainted with our university, we took a tour of the major sites. We saw the Blue Mosque and the Ayasofya and walked through the Grand Bazaar. Ok, ok. I didn't actually see the Ayasofya in person. I got lost, which was really fun in it's own ...
... so I bought a ticket and joined the queue. My jaw genuinely dropped in astonishment as I went underground and saw what was inside. Hundreds of Roman columns, stretching for what seemed like miles, supporting a vast network of underground water chambers. Without realising it, I’d stumbled into the Basilica Cistern, one of the famous landmarks of Istanbul built at sometime in the sixth century. I could see an audio guide booth not far from where I had entered and immediately ...
... quite a let down. Its undergoing restoration at the moment so there are works occurring on the facade. Its over 1400 years old and be truthful it rather looks it. Its very washed out looking, but certainly huge. The inside was a bit more impressive, domes and arches were clearly the fashion back in the day as there was not a flat ceiling to be seen. All the ceilings were painted in incredible detail and ...
We were to meet Izzet at noon today. Walking there, we went around a side street near the bridge and checked out a small fish market.
We crossed the bridge and chose a new route to Izzet's office. We ended up walking through a small bazaar type side street full of kitchen goods, scarfs and other Turkish keepsakes. There, we met a shop keeper who had spent 5 years living in boston and who is planning to move to Houston in a few months. When ...
... the Asian part of the city and back around past parliament buildings and the square which is the site of recent protests. We got off again at the Blue Mosque and walked down a different street following the tram line and again found souvenirs and scarves etc alot cheaper than in the Grand Bazaar. Brought ice creams and then donor kebabs and and again walked back to the ship, but a bit quicker for the 12.30pm all aboard. I noticed today that hardly any ladies were wearing the ...