We have noticed that there seems to be a fine line between sidewalk and street. Drivers don’t hesitate to simply hop the curb, whether or not pedestrians are currently occupying the sidewalk.
Drivers like to go in reverse. Why? Who knows.
Sultanahmet park is also just a dog park. At night the strays chase each other and generally just seem to have an awesome time being a dog.
It’s pretty sweet being a stray cat in Istanbul. They’re well-fed, get lots of attention, and get to hop in unsuspecting tourists’ bags.
Now here are some photos from today’s adventures!
Nick before we ventured into the Archaeology Museum
Me, trying to stay warm.
Could those be Cthulhu’s tentacles, coming up to snatch the cultists?
This guy looks like he just lost some sanity by witnessing a gruesome scene!
I think deep ones must dwell in the Basilica Cisterns. Strange medusa heads can be found in the depths. Luckily we didn’t turn to stone…at least…not yet!
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.