Two Days in Istanbul

One could argue that it is three days in Istanbul counting the arrival day and the leaving day, but lets count it as two days because the first day involved travel. The travel day was interesting in the sense that I experienced the worlds least happiest immigration agent. You could actually see and hear her sigh as she stamped each passport and roll her eyes with everyone passport she review. My smiles didn't get me any points with her as she frowned in returned before stamping my passport and we caught a cab to the hotel for one of the scariest cab rides of my life. The cabbie was a master at weaving in and out of traffic and probably got us to the hotel in much less time than a normal driver would. I would have given him a decent tip if he didn't already try to weezle some extra money from us in the ride. 

It was also still early enough to check into the hotel, relax for a bit, then wonder around the self-proclaimed hipster capitol of Istanbul for some excellent food.

The itinerary for the next two days: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Outdoor Market, Turkish Baths with Massages, and lots of good food. Oh, and an occasional cat wondering around the streets.


food
To much food for just a breakfast, but good

ceiling
Ceiling of the blue mosque