Bosporus as a guideline

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This would be my 3rd and last day in Istanbul. Time goes so fast! Now I realised i hadn't seen nothing yet! So again it was a busy day and I tried to see as much as possible in the air or on the water.  First went to Grand Bazaar, a huge roof-covered kind of market place with hundreds of tiny stores. Really cosy and fun to pay a visit to.  Bought a few souvenirs for little Turkish lira because they were all surprised I could speak a bit Turkish. Even had a free apple tea, the man showed us in the newspaper Belgium was about to play against Turkey in soccer. After my tea I didn't stay too long inside as I am not that much of a shopaholic and then tried to find the other Egyptian market, I only had to follow the smell of oriental spices! It was very busy over there and the market was huge.

entrance gate of Grand Bazaar
My first meeting with traditional Turkey... I was hungry and looked for turkish bread, the funny thing was that I had to look half an hour to find bread and this in a market! The irony ...

We decided to have a little boat trip on the Bosporus in order to see some other city parts! SultanAhmet is only a little part of Istanbul. Here you could really see the difference between east and west,  firmly next to eachother. Istanbul is so big i just have to come back to see the more modern parts of the city, I only had a glance of it on the boat.  Galata tower overlooks Sultanahmet from the other side of the Golden horn.  just over Bosporus bridge, The top of the towerwould show me the big city and that it truely is a metropole! Had an evening walk from Galata Tower back to the hostel and spent my last night in Istanbul with Raki and great turkish hospitality! tommorow would be a busy day and 5 a.m. was really early ....

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entrance gate of Grand Bazaar
entrance gate of Grand Bazaar
ceiling
ceiling
grand bazaar
grand bazaar
Some alley next to Grand Bazaar, i…
Some alley next to Grand Bazaar, …
spices in Egyptian bazaar
spices in Egyptian bazaar
view of Istanbul
view of Istanbul
Galata tower
Galata tower
me on the Bosporus
me on the Bosporus
west and east
west and east
Bosporus bridge
Bosporus bridge
palace
palace
castle
castle
one of the many mosques in Istanbul
one of the many mosques in Istanbul
metropole city
metropole city
Topkapi from a distance and army b…
Topkapi from a distance and army …
Istanbul - view ofrom Galata Tower
Istanbul - view ofrom Galata Tower
Dwirling Dervish
Dwirling Dervish
Istanbul
photo by: Memo