Thursday, April 15, 2010


Due to the fact that we had seen EVERYTHING in Istanbul and were still stuck in Turkey for at least another 4 days, we opted to make the best of it and take a side trip.  I would recommend a trip here if you are in Turkey.  It is so relaxing and is a great place for some hiking.  It all looks like something out of Star Wars or something.  We hired a guide who drove us around and brought us to the outdoor museums.  I wouldn't have known how to do this otherwise.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Tulips are everywhere!!

We spent two weeks in Istanbul, one week being forced upon us due to the Volcanic Ash in Iceland.  But who are we kidding, it wasn't such a bad place to be stuck!  Check out the hotel post to see info on our hotel.  Some of the highlights of the trip were: going on a Bosporus River Cruise to the Asian side of Turkey, visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, and walking around this lovely city.  We had some great meals downtown and smoked a hookah a few evenings.

In Hagia Sofia-
Sticking your finger in the center brings you good luck.

    The view of the Bosperus.
We hiked up to the fort.