The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Beautiful mosaics in the Blue Mosque.
Horse carriages on Princes' Island (Buyukada).
Day10: Istanbul and Prince's IslandWe woke up with the plan of going to one of the Princes' Islands for the day. Once we got on the ferry the sky turned gray but we traveled on. On the island that we were going to no cars are allowed, so there were carriages instead. We hopped in a carriage and went to a place where there is a national park that is on a steep incline. I rode a donkey up to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill there is a church and an amazing view of the Marmora Sea.
Pigeons in Istanbul, Turkey.
Day11: Istanbul We went to see a Mini Turkey today, a place where you can see big monuments at a small scale. You see a mini Ataturk airport and a mini Bosphorus. Since we didn’t get to see all of Turkey, it was great for us. We got to see something small that was big for us. Earlier in the day we went to see our family friend/host’s company. He has a huge paint company. Outside his office he keeps live chickens and pigeons. He used to have pigeons that were special because they would do somersaultswhen they land but some time ago they got stolenbecause they are such a prized possession.