Bazaars, Museums, and Mosques…Oh My!

We awoke to the sound of the morning prayer. Not normally an early morning person, I was up at 6:30, not being able to go back to sleep.

We ate a traditional Turkish breakfast provided by the hotel, which consisted of bread, semit, hard boiled eggs, cheese, olives, and meat.

We started the day at the Blue Mosque, and then proceeded to the Hagia Sophia. We also managed to see (and this may not be in order, I am pretty wiped out at this point in the day) the Topkapi Palace (including the Harem), the Spice Bazaar, the Grand Bazaar, the Railway Museum, a lunch of kebap and pida, Turkish coffee (yuck), and a whirling dervish.

We had drinks at the Orient Express restaurant, where we also snagged a few postcards.

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