Sat 26. Istanbul. We did the tourist thing today, went to the Grand bazaar and bought a new pair of shoes, gets a bit boring wearing the same shoes every day for a month and they’re not shoes they’re trainers! Got lost, but eventually found our way out and then went to the spice market. What lovely smells and aromas and all so colourful! After lunch we then went to the blue mosque, pretty impressive. Gets very tiring when your walking around and somebody’s always trying to sell you something or they come up to give you advice and they say their not a tour guide they just want to help! But they’ve got a carpet shop around the corner, so many people with carpet shops! Now that would be impressive carrying a carpet all the way to Australia!