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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Last day of year 2010. Will it be also the end of the world? Since nobody confirmed that 100% Primož, Katarina and me decided to visit Hagia Sophia. First impression was very bad, because the entrance fee was 20TL (cca. 10€).

Former Orthodox patriarchal  basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum  in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia
It doesn't look very impressive from the outside, but from the inside it's a completely different story.




Pictures from inside

We continued our sightseeing tour to Kapalıçarşı (Grand Bazaar). It's a completely touristic place, so I prefer smaller bazaars.

Entrance to grand bazaar

Katarina and her shopping place

After some kilometres in the bazaar we went towards Mısır Çarşısı (Spice Bazaar). 

Spice Bazaar

Spices, tea and again touristic prices

After that we walked from Eminönü over Galata Bridge, which crosses Golden Horn to Kadıköy.

Galata Tower

Ships on Golden Horn (Haliç)

Fishermen on Galata bridge
On our way home, we captured a turkey for our dinner.

Our dinner, half naked

For dinner we again ate too much. If you are on the diet, just don't go to Istanbul.
Table is never empty in Turkey

And finally. Time to go out to a party. We were already late, because I couldn't decide what to wear. We took Dolmuş to Taksim Square and then we walked to our destination, bar Romeo and Juliet.

İstiklal Caddesi was very crowded

We arrived to the party place, but we were not lucky at all. Organisation of CS party was awful and we had to wait in line for a drink more than half an hour, so we spent our new year time in a queue waiting for a beer. When it was our turn to order, we ordered triple portions, so we were prepared to a toast for Slovenian new year, which is one hour later then Turkish. Party was still nothing special, so we didn't stay long. Taxi drove us back home.

Our table at the party, special reservation

Happy new year at 1 a.m.

Today's special: In a bar today, we saw a nice drawing.

I think it was even before 1862

Happy New Year everyone!

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