Sunday, March 19, 2006

istanbul sneak peak!

This is the Hagia Sophia - a church turned mosque turned museum- sorry the picture is blurry, but I thought it was too beautiful to delete! This building was orignally commissioned in the 6th century by Justinian. Today, this part of Istanbul is considered the "old city," and contains many historical buildings.

St. Patrick's day! This is Christin and I celebrating the holiday in local "Irish" pub in Istanbul's hip neighboorhood, Taksim. We spent more money on beer and fries here than we did on entire night's sleep in our hostel! and we only bought 1 beer each!

okay, stay tuned over the next few days for a detailed list of characters encountered in Istanbul, more pictures, and a general update!


At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the Haggia Sophia picture! And even if you only had one beer for St. Patty's, that's still better than me: I was babysitting! (it was fun though - we made brownies and paper snowflakes! just no beer)



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