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... into dinner. Table service tonight - pea soup, chicken, meat patties, rice and chips then an interesting dessert - some type of milk pudding but not sure what the base of it was. We were all really tired and were going to have a nightcap in the bar but we all seemed to have hit the wall so changed our minds and headed up to bed instead. Another early start tomorrow and the last full day of our tour - boo hoo!
Finally I think I am done with the cold I got the Sunday before I left, was not sure if the rain would make me keep it longer but no, it's gone. Today I had another tour. The day started of nice no rain, but felt humid. As the tour went on it seemed to get warmer. Today I saw the Suleymaniye Mosque, Church of Chora and the Golden Horn. The turn started at 8:30 am, I have not seemed to have had any jet lag as I am able to get up in the morning. The only problem is trying ...
... Peter wiled away two hours eating cake, entertaining onlookers as he kept the stray dogs from having a share of his cake, and generally people watching.
This Topkapi Palace is the traditional palace of the Ottoman Empire, between 15th and 19th centuries. It is set on a point of land overlooking the sea and has different courtyards with separate buildings, each for different purposes. The one ...
... until about mid nite. He even walked me outside, and showed me the direction to walk in to get to the 'Blue Mosque'.
The weather is gorgeous, and I had a nice walk, and then as I rounded the bin,
OMG,....there was the most amazing structure I've probably ever seen. The inside of the Mosque was closed til tomorrow, but the outside was breath taking. The entire area was incredible. I am posting pics of the 'Blue Mosque', ...
... then went back to our room for a nap.
After Jane and Mary arrived, we all spent a couple of hours strolling, shopping, and stopping for chai and coffee.
Nothing very exciting today, but most pleasant. First impression of Istanbul is favorable. Asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow.