Monday 31 May 10
Spent the entire day in Istanbul, Turkey. No traveling on the bus Thank God.
A few surprises awaited us in the morning, from the night before. One guy Dan, got a tattoo of a latin quote. But another guy Dundee, topped it, he got his dick pierced! He quite proudly showed it off too.
First Contiki took us on a walking tour, to the Spice Markets, New Mosque area, the rest I forgot. The famous Blue Mosque was the best. We went inside, so we all had to get covered in robes. The place was full of tourists, I am not sure there was any real Muslims in there. The tiles inside were all blue, so thats where the name comes from. It was nice, I took many photos.
After the tour, the token American girl Nancy and I, went to the Grand Bazaar. Its this huge indoor market complex, selling all kinds of typical Turkish souvenirs. Mostly ceramics, fabrics, turkish delight, jewellery. Today I only got a bag and bracelet.
Later I wandered the electronic district looking for a charger. My mini-laptop charger blew up a while back. After searching in many shops, I amazingly found one! Yay now I could backup photos and write my journal again.
Tonight everyone had a quiet night, so I slept early too.