Saturday, September 26, 2015

13 hours in Istanbul

 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

 Basilica Cistern
Medusa head statue

Inside the Grand Bazaar

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