It was such an amazing trip and I genuinely just want to go back and stay for an extra week! Thanks for Ivan for organizing it for us all it was so worth it :) It was great being out every day, and out the door by 9.30 latest, I've seen Mosques, been on a boat trip along the Bosphorus, shopped in the Grand Bazaar and seen the Whirling Dervishes.
And when I say I've seen the whirling dervishes, I mean I fell asleep during the performance, oops. But no fear, I did open my eyes JUST long enough to see them spinning.
And I am now obsessed with Apple tea and can't stop saying "Hello pretty lady" in a really bad Turkish accent ALL the time :) Also so nice to get to know people better and I love youuuuuu all! Here's a couple photos from the trip!
my suitcase before it was scattered about several rooms
Grand Bazaar before I stopped taking photos because creepy men kept getting in my way.
In the snow outside the Blue Mosque
Rach's sexy sarong she had to wear for being inappropriately dressed GASP
Viki and her lemon shisha
What we got up to every evening...
Istanbul Modern - basically their Tate
Another Mosque ;)
Pip taking inspiration from the Whirling Dervishes, using a bin!
And that was our holiday :D