@ 10 July 2015- Turkey

 

The Blue Mosque is a huge impressive building dominating the sky line of the Old City.
The Blue Mosque is a huge impressive building dominating the sky line of the Old City.

Today was our last day together in Istanbul as tomorrow we say farewell to the girls as they fly home and we push on.

I finally found a cafe with good internet connection and the girls found a Turkish Bath to pamper them selves and Steve went and had a hair cut. He later returned with stories of how the barber had used a cigarette lighter (turned up high) to burn the hairs from his ears! Oh and he kept asking us “can you smell the burning “?

The afternoon was a lovely slow walk through the Blue Mosque which is a truly fantastic design with a tiled ceiling and walls. We are advised there are over 20,000 hand made ceramic tiles and 200 stained glass windows. We all were asked to observe the custom of removing our shoes and ensuring the girls had their hair and shoulders covered.

The evening was finished off with a great time at one of the local restaurants we had become friendly with. The Turks really do have a sharp wit and great sense of humour.

We finally staggered home at around mid night. A great way to finish off our Istanbul experience together.

Fun at an Istanbul Restaurant
Fun at an Istanbul Restaurant

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