Sunday, August 30, 2015

Christmas Trip 2014 (part 5): Istanbul

Christmas Eve we arrived in Istanbul! Since we were going to be in port for 2 days I took advantage of a little down time and had a massage, manicure and pedicure! It was a nice day of relaxing and pampering.

On Christmas Day we took a tour of Istanbul. Our tour guide was great and there were only 4 of us on the tour! First stop was the Blue Mosque:

 Then a little walk...

This was brought all the way from Egypt!

 and the Hagia Sophia

Uncovering Christian art that had been covered when it was converted to a mosque.

An angel that had covered when it was turned into a mosque.

Viking Runes carved in the marble

 Our last stop was the Grand Bazaar
Turkey was a lot of fun...we would love to go back sometime. I would love to spend more time at the Grand Bazaar!
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