We went to the Blue Mosque and Mum and Dad had to wear sheets to cover their legs and head. There was over 20,000 tiles inside. Every few hours we heard a call to prayer from the speakers coming out of the Mosque turrets. It sounded like a man singing.
It's really hot here, even in the morning after breakfast when we leave the hotel you can feel the heat straight away.
We went to the Hippodrome (there were no Hippo's there) were there was an old chariot race track, two Obelisks and a broken bronze serpent column made from the shields of an army the Romans beat in battle 2500 years ago.
The Grand Bazaar was full of people shouting and the Spice Market was full of nice interesting smells. We tried many types of dried fruit and got some Turkish Delight. We liked looking at the first few lamp and rug shops but then we looked at too many. The swords, daggers and pistols in the market were cool.
The streets were cobbled like Rome and the traffic was really busy even on the tiny roads, with lots of honking and tooting.
At dinner we looked out on the sunsetting at the end of our holiday.
We are looking forward to going back to Waikino School and seeing everyone.