On our way to Greece we had a 13 hour layover in Istanbul. We were exhausted, had money stolen from us (but Kevin chased him down and got it back), and I was sick. Overall, we had a good time seeing as much as we could.
We arrived at 5:30 am so the first stop was breakfast at a little cafe. I'm drinking a Turkish apple tea.
an ancient obelisk
Entrance to the Blue Mosque
I had to cover up to go in the mosque
Kevin coming out of the Blue Mosque
The ancient Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest churches in the world, built around 350 A.D.
ancient mosaics inside the Hagia Sophia
Medusa head statue
Inside the Grand Bazaar