Weekend in Istanbul

During our travels in Turkey, we tasted pistachio baklava with goats milk and orchid bulb ice cream, and our outstanding tour guide Özcan led us under the city streets into the Basilica Cistern. We were silent throughout the day to honor the Ezan (Call to Prayer) broadcasted throughout the city and covered our heads and removed our shoes to enter the Blue Mosque. Sitting in the warm breeze while seagulls and sparrows flew in the dwindling light of day, we felt welcomed into the history and culture of Istanbul.

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