Wednesday, January 5, 2011

(in) Turkey (and time for) dinner

A quick flight from Cairo to Istanbul landed us in Turkey before noon. We public transported ourselves down to Sultanahmet Square, found our (kickin') lodgings, and visited the Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern (go watch "From Russia With Love" if you don't know what I'm talking about). It's cold and overcast, but still a lot of fun and vastly different from Cairo/Egypt. What a difference a day makes... Anyhow, we need to get some dinner and get some sleep, since our tour out west to Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, and Ephesus kicks off at 6:30 tomorrow morning. We'll have two more days to explore Istanbul when we get back, before flying to the Big Apple.

"Now, to find some kebab..."
~Ethan, "Common Phrases That Run Through My Mind"

1 comment:

Becky said...

Hey- I'm in NY until March. If you're spending a day or so here I'd love to buy you a drink.
Sounds like you're covering the highlights of the Ancient World!