|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).
Spices, tea and again touristic prices
|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!