Sunday, November 16, 2008
Istanbul was amazing. Quite a statement, but very true. We took day long tour that took us to the Blue Mosque, The Topkapi Palace many other mosques and finally to the Grand Bazaar. We had a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions and described in great detail the history of the Istanbul. First Istanbul had a population of 14 million people and miserable traffic, but seemingly very friendly people. After learning all the information our mind could endure we were dropped off at the Grand Bazaar. The bazaar has over 4000 shops and I got lost, but as usual Judy had it all figured out, she took a picture of the entrance and when even she wasn’t sure where we were, she showed the picture to one of the shop owners and he pointed in the right direction to get out. Another wonderful day for us. Tomorrow, Mykonos in the Greek Isles.