A friend of my sister, who joined her on the big EuroTour that every self respecting Aussie uni student has to make, had a firm beleif in always climbing the highest thing in every city, to get a view from above.
I have to be honest, I think that by the time we got to Topkapi Palace we were a bit tourist-ed out.
On our second day in Istanbul, the family and I skipped off to the Istanbul Modern.
While Andy was enamored by the Blue Mosque, I was even more impressed by the crumbling, eastern-gothic beauty of the Hagia Sophia, which was our next port of call.
Ater wandering from our excessively beautiful hotel, across the Galata bridge and into the old town, and after hitting up the Basilica Cistern, we decided to see the rather stunningly decorated Blue Mosque.
It’s Autumn, which means that, just like last year, it’s time to bring on the gourds! We managed to acquire a couple of Pumpkins from work- (don’t worry, they’re not terrifying Genetically Modified Organisms, and nobody’s been doing experiments on them). I took to work, making my first ever Jack-O-Lantern, admittedly a bit early for the Halloween Season.