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... up with our friends. While we certainly couldn’t stand to do this at a near constant rate like they did back in the days of Sultans it was certainly a fun and relaxing way to end the evening.
The next morning, after a pretty good breakfast at our hotel we had arranged to take advantage of what was supposed to be the best weather during our time in Istanbul to go on a boat tour of the Bosphorous Strait. We arrived to the marina by mini bus and joined our ...
Saturday's flight to Istanbul was fine, and how pleasant it was to experience a temperature of 27degrees. On Sunday we had an early start to avoid the inevitable crowds at the Blue Mosque. We went to the Sultanahmet area inside the old city walls. First off, we visited the Hippodrome which was a place for sporting events in Roman times. Many of the other significant buildings are located nearby. The Blue Mosque is a huge structure, not blue outside but lavishly ...
We had a pretty much identical morning to the one before (and I feel like we will everyday) and were again out of the hostel by around 12. We walked down the street, crossed the river and found ourselves in the spice market. The market was small but really interesting; it smelled so nice and there were so many different types of spices and dried fruits and free Turkish delight. We only stayed there for a bit because we ...
... fact she had a bit of a "mare" day with her food choices - see the photo her looking disappointed after the terrible chocolate bun she ordered), checking out Basilica Cistern and taking a cruise along the Bosporus. We also wandered through the Spice Bazar and tested out the local Turkish Delight and other delicacies. On the 24th we headed down to Anzac cove on TJs tours. A highly recommended company that may now have some poorer reviews after leaving a family and 3 young lads ...
... completed and it was drawn up by the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, Sinan. The Blue Mosque was built in the 16th century in honor of Suleyman The Magnificent. Today, Muslims still worship in the Blue Mosque and it is among one of the top ten most viewed tourist sites.
After the Blue Mosque we visited the Topkapi Palace where all the sultans have lived for 4 centuries. The palace is the oldest and largest in the world with three miles of walls surrounding it. My ...