A month has already gone by, so I’m pretty sure that anyone who reads my blog is aware that I just went on a trip to Istanbul!
Basically, the whole trip was a LOT of mosques! You can’t walk down any street in Istanbul without seeing a mosque. A lot of the larger mosques look very similar, so we got lost a lot since we would use the mosques to figure out where we were!
In addition to getting lost in/around the mosques, we did a lot of shopping. The Grand Bazaar is HUGE, which is crazy because it is pretty much all touristy trinkets and carpets. I’m amazed there is such a big market for that sort of thing. Much more fun was the smaller Spice Market since you can wander the stalls and eat samples of Turkish Delight (which I love!!).
Other activities includes a Turkish cooking class, a cruise up the Bosphorous River, and a visit to a Sultan’s harem.
All in all, it was a pretty fun trip.