ICAMES 2009 – May 14th

Day 5 – Istanbul Sightseeing

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Topkapi Palace, a little long journey on bus
  • Spent nearly 2 hours inside the marvelous Ottoman palace, which is not only a palace now, but also a museum housing a large collection items from the Ottoman period and before
  • Lunch on the roadside (the same sandwich, but we are used to it now… :) )
  • Visit Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya Mosque, which is a former Orthodox patriarchalĀ  basilica, later a mosque, now a museum
  • Spent about 1 hour on the 2 floors and this had a strange stairs to go up
  • Visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii or Blue Mosque)
  • It was strange that we were allowed to go into this historical mosque (carrying our shoes in a bag)
  • Went inside and spent about 30mins
  • Walk, Walk and Walk to Grand Bazaar
  • Shop some souvenirs
  • Return to hotel
  • Turkish Night on a boat on the Bosphorus
  • Dinner and then Dance till 1am


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