Went to the postoffice this morning to mail back a couple of the things I have brought over the last month. Then checked out of the hostel and took my bag around to the hotel I am staying in for tonight. Went out exploring one of my favorite areas of Istanbul between the spice and grand bazaar. Stopped at a most delicious pide place. The guy makes them while you wait in a wood oven. They taste great. I am surprised how quite the city is. Even the people that are out are just sitting around or resting in the shade. Managed to find areas and streets that I havent seen before. towards mid afternoon headed back to the hotel to check in and get out of the heat for a bit as it is super hot. Trying to drink enough is difficult as you are sweating so much. After a rest and refresh went out to walk around closer to the grand bazaar the stalls were sliding earlier then I remember. Found some delicious baklava. I am going to miss the baklava and Turkish delight. Headed back to the hotel to enjoy a swim and then just tried to stay away to watch the Olympic opening but fell asleep after the first couple of minutes.