For the first time in my life I took a tram with aircondition ! I have to send our minister of public transports to Istanbul to learn how a modern tram should look like ! Clean, elegant and cool !!
We had 3 stops to do and while we were in the tram we met a very English looking gentleman who turned out to be an American from Missouri and who had lived for 15 years in Brussels and most of the time in Waterloo ! When he retired he went back to the States. Isn't the world small ??
Today we wanted to take the sightseeing bus to make a tour around whole Istanbul, so that we would have an overlook to where we want to go back and have a closer look.
Apparently the sun starts burning my brain because I forgot to take a picture of our red colored Sightseeing bus ! We took it at the very touristic place in front of the ancient Mosque Haya Sofia.
I thought this vehicle would also be a very good idea for our policemen in Belgium ! They could run faster behind a criminal !
We crossed the very long first bridge connecting Europe with Asia. It was so funny to see all along the bridge fishermen side by side trying to get a fish !
Some Graffiti expert had an excellent idea ! "Building Bridges between the Cultures " !
On the Oriental side we saw very beautiful Victorian style buildings, the hotel which was for the Orient Express passengers where Agatha Christie used to stay and many embassies
Back to the Occident we drove along the 22 km (14 mi) city wall built by the Romans.
It was really impressive to see how long it was and how well it was conserved
It was very interesting and at least now we know where we want to go back. There is so much to see !
We were too tired in the evening to go out and look for a restaurant so we ate on the roof again, I had a very tasty trout and Dominique lamb chops.