The Camlica Residence
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... from Turkey. We start the day with a short visit to the Grand Bazaar. It is much different from what I remember when I was last in Istanbul in the early 70s - much cleaner and more commercial. But bartering is still acceptable and we are offered exceptional prices as we are the first customers of the day, or so we're told.
We have a long bus ride to take us to the site of the Battle of Gallipoli, ...
The Hagia Sophia ( Full translation means Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God) is still standing, and that is something of a miracle. The first version was built in 336 AD in the reign of the Emperor Constantine and served as a cathedral. During riots in the city in 404 AD the church was burnt down to the ground. The next version was built in 415, and served as a Cathedral until it too was burnt down in riots that badly damaged the city in 532 AD. Third time lucky you would think, ...
... is limited (I only got 12 hours), it's time for the next spot. Next on my list was the Basilica Cistern. And judging by the view I just saw the next few spots are closed to each other, so after I get to the basilica, I should be about to find the way to the others. And so I hop on a train and get to the basilica.
The Basilica Cistern was actually quite large in size, and I quite the look of it. It got a dome shaped main building at the centre, with two tall ...
... and 3 000 shops. It is reported that between 250 000 and 400 000 people visit the Bazaar daily. In 2014, it was listed as the number one most visited tourist attraction in the world. About 60 shops in, Jack started asking "when are we leaving?" KC also had enough, not surprisingly as much of the merchandise appeared to come from the markets of Beijing, Hong Kong and Vietnam with a price tags reflecting transportation costs. Jack and KC left ...
... season is past and being a rainy day, we would have no waits. WRONG. Long lines in the pouring rain dampened theour tourist ambitions so it was off to the Grand Bazaar to buy a cycling jersey emblazoned with Istanbul or Turkey as a souvenir. Again it wasn't easy but we did eventually find one to fit me. Saturday is the major shopping day for Turks so it was wall-to-wall packed. After returning to the hotel and a short break, four of us ...