Two Days of Adventure

Trip Start Apr 02, 2009
Trip End Apr 20, 2009

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

~Yellow to all my friends~
            Ok I will have to keep it short because our Turkish bath will be at 8:00 turkey time.  Today we toured with Mr. Hakin, and went to dinner at Doy Doy. Mr. Hakin told us ALL about the Islamic cloture, and what they worship in the mosque.  On our tour we went over to the Asian side of Istanbul. Did you know that Istanbul is the only city to span two continents? Well we went over to the other side... We where going to go into a fort but it was open every day expert Wednesdays.  So we walked around it.  Then we went to the Blue Mosque. Mom and I had to wear head scarves. 
            Our dinner was nice and we were at the top of the building too!  The food was great and very filling; I had a chicken kabob mom had a cheesy thing and bad had a combo.  There was birds flying around us and I would put brad out and they would fly low to get it.
            THE BATH WAS GREAT!!! Yes, the Turkish Bath rocked, but at first it felt like being cooked alive!  Yet when you got used to the 106 degrees heat in the room it was pleasant... The only thing that was not fair was mom and dad got a massage and I DIDN'T!  Other wise it was fun!
            Ok so today we went to the Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia (aka Aya Sofphia).  The Topkapi Palace was where the Sultan and his many wives lived.  It was very pretty and BIG!  It had a hole area for his...well...wife's to live in.   The Hagia Sophia was my favorite place today.  Did you know that the Hagia Sophia was originally as a church, then the Ottomans Turks made it a Mosque! Then Kamil Attaturk (father of the modern Turkish state - kinda like our George Washington) turned it in to a museum. All in all it was a good last day. 
            Scooter and Smarty had lots of fun today posing for pictures - enjoy their adventures!
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jeffsmom1964 on

Learned something new about Istanbul!!!
Dear Granddaughter: I had no idea that Istanbul (the city) spanned two continents. Never too old to learn!
Had no idea where Ismir was; so glad you post a map!
I have sent your Easter card to VA...little surprise inside--maybe to buy/add to your Scooter & Smarty collection. They are so cool! Love, Gramama B.

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