We were up early today, but I was ready! Missing Dad on Skype for the sake of a shower,(which wasn’t worth it at all, by the way) I was ready when we called Grandma + Grandpa. After breaky, our clan disembarked off the boat for what would turn out to be a very long day. We met up with our guide and our van, a full bus, as it turned out, and drove off. First in the line for us was the Blue Mosque. The Muslims were great architects. The minarets are amazing! Then, we walked very, very slowly, to the Topkapi Palace. At this palace, we discovered the Tenant style of architecture, which boasted huge courtyards, and small rooms, some of which had MAGNIFICENT Turkish weapons and armour. One treasure had a massive 💍 which the Sultan used for his turban! Anyway, after that, we saw the magnificent Hagia Sophia. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of quantity in the mosaics, but at least we saw the famous ones. When we walked out, the cisterns were the way to go, but there wasn’t much interest in that, so we went to the ‘bizarre Bazaar’ for a few minutes.