After our intense time in Israel and Palestine -- I will write about this later -- Tomas and I went back to Istanbul. It was the time for us to relax a little bit and let our experiences sink in!
While Tomas went to university to catch up on some courses I explored the huge city by randomly walking around. I got my beard trimmed, drank lots of Turkish tea and took photos of the numerous mosques. The city is enormous, divided into a European part, an Asian part an Sultanahmet (the old city), so being there for only ten days was barely enough to experience and understand the city only a little bit. But it was enough to see I will go back there!
The grand bazaar Turkish flags everywhere
Some of the mosques:
Our 'gang' of friends
A fisherman selling fish in the streets
My barber posing for the picture after I got my beard trimmed at his shop
Sunset over the Sea of Marmara
And of course, last but definitely not least, Atatürk, the man who shaped present day Turkey: