Arrived in Istanbul yesterday afternoon. Good hotel.
This morning, 17May15, we visited the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome and briefly the Grand Bazaar. After lunch we went back to the Grand Bazaar for a more serious look around.
Exhausting. After temperatures of between 9 and 15 in Scandanavia, humid and 25 to 27 is quite a change.
The Cisterns were probably the most impressive thing we saw. Tomorrow, we will look around further from the Hotel. I hope to be able to update you further then, or when we get home.