Istanbul Day 1
It is almost 5 pm in Istanbul. The call to prayer echoes outside of our hotel room window as Gioia dozes for her nap. We have been here only 30+ hours, but we are settling in nicely.
This morning, we saw the Blue Mosque - so named for its famous blue tiles adorning the walls and inner domes. We also visited the Islamic art museum, viewing its fabulous antique carpets.
Everything we have eaten here has been delicious. It is kind of like eating fairy food: once you have tasted it, you can never go back to normal food.
More pictures from today are here.