Sunday, August 11, 2013

Istanbul, Day 1

Sparse text – end of trip necessitates less in depth descriptions than ever before!  Please ask questions if you want more info!

Spice Bazaar was colorful and fragrant!
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Apparently “Spice” includes teas, turkish delight, baklava, dried produce, and cheese
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Just outside you can buy that new wedding dress that you needed, and pick up a stuffed goat for the new neighbors!
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I LOVE the public trash system in Istanbul – submerged tamper resistant trash cans, operated by my lovely assistant!
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Amazing!  (Apologies for giving you a horn!)
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Inside the Haggia Sophia (Ayasophia)
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Some Viking scribbles in the stone railing (bottom of picture) – though not clear which century they were made; now under glass:
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Views abound – Blue Mosque in the distance:
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Plenty of baklava to go around!
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The city is full of amazing architecture (and tourist boats!)
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Turkish Coffee – this might come in handy when I have to stay up late working on assignments this fall!
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A whirling dervish religious ceremony:
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