Point Hotel Barbaros
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Arrived at 10am this morning into Istanbul lovely morning. Waiting now after breakfast to go on our tour to the Blue Mosque, St Sophia followed by the Grand Bazaar where there is approximately 4000 shops. Even as a past avid shopper don't think I will manage all of these shops. All of the above was brilliant. Snagged myself two pashminas ...
Alright, so much has happened in the last 24 hours, I don't think I will be able to get it all in today's blog. But tomorrow is a travel day, at least the first part of it is, so I should be able to get it all written while I wait at the airport. So, although I have been living in a four bed dorm in a hostel, there has been no one in my room in the first two days. The downside was that I didn't meet anyone as such. But considering I have never stayed in dorm, much less shared ...
... of the park we took a break from the cold and looked around the little museum inside. It had some to do with Turkish independence and the wall was covered with portraits of Ataturk and various quotes. They really love that guy. We returned outside and finished seeing all of the miniatures. Lily said that she wished she'd bought her barbies to play with. I see her point, but i think it's a little weird she still has them. Ha ! We had a go at driving miniature ...
... shreds, we made our way towards the major shopping attraction, the Grand Bazaar!
The name itself suggests that it is large, but that is a terrible understatement. There are 17 different entrances and 61 "streets" within the massive complex. It is such a vital part of the history of Istanbul that at one time it was also home to several schools for shopkeepers children to attend as well as 5 mosques to be sure that there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone ...
... cool thing about Istanbul is that non-Muslims can go into mosques unlike in Morocco. You just have to wear something covering your shoulders and knees (no shorts) and women have to cover their heads. We left our shoes outside and I put my scarf on and we went in. The tile work in the mosque was gorgeous. It turned out to be Little Hagia Sophia - the big one is now a museum in the center of the old town - but we didn't know that when we went in. It was beautiful ...