Sorry for the dead air everyone! It has been a few days of transition so the updates haven’t been forthcoming. But here is a couple of rapid fire ones to fill in the gaps.
Monday was our last day in Istanbul and Turkey. But like the previous day, we didn’t feel the need to achieve much. We were still fairly exhausted from our travels, so we just spent the day doing some more wandering and some last minute shopping.
Since it was closed the day before, we decided to spend more time exploring the Grand Bazaar. We really only spent an hour or so last time we visited, so we felt we really needed to dedicate a bit more time to it. Not that we really had anything particular we wanted to buy but we just wanted to see everything it had to offer.
During our wandering, we found basically more of the same… clothes, carpets, jewellery, lamps, hats… you name it, we found it. I even found a record store (of sorts)! But nothing besides a few small trinkets really jumped out at us. I wasn’t even tempted by the ubiquitous calls of “Sir! Interested in any genuine fake watches?”.
We also did a bit more wandering about the Spice Market and really just enjoying our last day in Istanbul. Nearby was the textiles area. Super creepy little mannequins were everywhere!
While we were exhausted, and overwhelmed by the number of people, we felt very fortunate to have visited Istanbul. Time to get a good nights sleep before heading back to London.