During our very short stay in Istanbul, Sherri and I stayed in the old Part of the city….here….
Where we also saw those Alexandrine Parakeets. They were having an argument. Married for a few years, maybe?
We visited the Hagia Sophia, formerly a church….then a mosque… now a museum
And visited the Topkapi palace… now also a museum. Being Sultan Mehmet II came with huge responsibilities. Among so many other things, he maintained a harem of more than 300 concubines.
On our second day, we left the European side of Istanbul and took a ferry to the Asian side. Cool huh?
There, I would recommend a meal at the Ciya (pronounced chia).
Tonight, we treated ourselves to an authentic Turkish dinner…a testi kebap….lamb baked in a sealed clay jar….and served in a flamboyant manner…