East and West: Istanbul
Trip Start May 17, 2006
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The entrance way into the palace was huge. I bought books about the place because there was so much history and things to know about it that I couldn't remember anything. In the palace, we did a tour of the treasury, gardens, and harem. The treasury had amazing thing in it. The one thing I saw that was amazing was the skull and arm of Saint John the Baptist. I could't believe what I was looking at. I didn't even know it was there.
The next day, we went to the Blue Mosque, which was huge
After this, we went to the National Museum, but we were so tired that we skipped some things because you can spend hours in there looking at everything. Especially cause there are so many rooms and buildings to the museum.
The weather in Istanbul seemed a lot cooler than the rest of the area but that is because there is less humidity. It was nice to take a break from the heat. It starts to get to be too much after a while.