Turkey-tastic! I take a sneaky photo at the Turkish border whilst James does the paperwork.
We enjoy a near silver service lunch at a service station.
A well deserved beer on the hostel roof terrace.
Hagia Sofia as seen from our hostel terrace.
View of the Bosphorus and Asia from our roof.
James, is that Asia behind you? Why, yes, yes it is!
Dead cat? Happy cat? Dead happy cat!
The Blue Mosque - just 200 metres from our hostel.
Blue Mosque from the entrance courtyard.
Looking up at the stunning tiled domed ceiling inside the Blue Mosque. Photos don't do it justice.
Some of the 20,000 blue tiles that give the mosque its name.
Hagia Sofia, former church & mosque, built in AD537.
Aussie Dean who, along with his brother Paul, has ridden from Capetown and are now on their way to Siberia.
I entertain the crowds with a recorder recital....
Puff the Magic Dragon.
Aric & Angi, a lovely couple from the US, who we enjoyed a great first night with.
We also chat with Zach, who's on a uni exchange program from the US.
James and Dean get stuck into their beer tower - vacant girl does not share their enthusiasm!
The Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world.
Dad arrives - cue photo opportunity with bikes!
We're subjected to the old tourist japes routine - I get ice cream all over my face!
I stop by to see my favourite cat at our local.
In tourist mode!
Trying to capture the evening light from the roof of the hostel.
James looks slighty evil, but I kinda like it!!