Turkey, the Eclipse & Vienna in 2006

April 4: Back in Istanbul


Shopping & the Pera District

 

March 24
Istanbul

March 25
More in Istanbul

March 26
And more of Istanbul

March 27
Istanbul to Antalya
March 28
Antalya to Olympos
March 29
ECLIPSE DAY
March 30
Olympos to Kalkan
March 31
Kalkan to Fethiye

April 1
Fethiye to Pamukkale

April 2
Pamukkale to Kusadasi
April 3
Kusadasi to Istanbul
April 6
Vienna
 
Our Wilderness Travel group flew on to other spots or back home today and we did a bit more exploring of Istanbul on our own. We began with another look at the Blue Mosque and then headed to the Pera District (also called Beyoglu). There is a big walking street with shops of every sort. There are several churches and embassies in this area and it was a nice relaxed way to "finish" this trip to Istanbul.

There was time for some final night shots of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace from the hotel rooftop. Lovely!!