Today at 11 am we will leave our cute little hotel which had been a real home to us during the 10 days we have spent here.
our room, with Domi making advertising for apple tea and my "office" on the other side was a little round table and an armchair.
We wanted to take as much sun as possible home to our usually grey Belgium so we spent yesterday the whole afternoon reading and chatting on the roof by the swimming pool.
In the morning we did a last shopping and went to the Grand Bazar.
this is the plan and gives you an idea how big it is.
Dominique found a beautiful turquoise ring for her and I bought a little hand painted bowl for my friend in England. I must have written on my front "I am German" because lots of the vendors talked German to me. Germany has a huge Turkish community and lots of people have worked in Germany saved as much as possible and returned to their country to open a shop. I met at least 5 this morning who told me their story and where they had lived.
Of course they always had something to sell. The people like to laugh and joke so we had a quiet funny walk through the Bazar.
We admired this golden elephant
and the Turkish slippers
need some jewelry in real gold ? come to the Bazar !
in one of the little streets
and a fountain, where a man brushed his teeth
A place for Apple Tea !
and our last Turkish sandwich in our little café called "Akin Buffet". We certainly will miss them !
then we took our tram back to the hotel.
And herewith end my holidays in Istanbul