Friday, November 11, 2011


Better late than never, right? 

In mid-October, Jason and I had the opportunity to visit Istanbul, Turkey. He had to go for a business trip and we decided to extend it into the weekend. Our trip was nothing short of fabulous. 

While in Turkey, we got a chance to see some very special things. One of my favorites being the Grand Bazaar. I mean, who doesn't love shopping and bargaining? We had the privilege of being escorted around that Saturday by Alp, our driver. He helped me get the best deals and showed us pretty amazing sites. 

While shopping, I decided that I loved the stamps. I couldn't help but want the one showed below, so I just had to get it. 

And of course I just had to buy a traditional scarf as well! 

I must let you know that Jason took all of these amazing photos while I was shopping. I am so lucky to have such a great photographer as a husband!!

And of course, who goes to Turkey without picking up a Turkish rug? Needless to say, I shopped my little heart out! ;)

This is one of my favorite pictures of Turkey. We were on the European side looking towards the Asian side. I can't even tell you how beautiful it was! 

Of course we had a chance to visit a couple of the mosques. My favorite was Ayasofya or Hagia Sofia. It was first a church, then a mosque and now it is a museum. If you are curious, you can read about it here. The mosaics were amazing! 

I just love this little food cart!!

Of course you can't visit Istanbul without seeing the Blue Mosque. We made it just before prayer time. 

We also enjoyed going to the Spice Market and picking out a few spices for our kitchen. 


And of course, the thing that made me laugh the most was when Jason was taking pictures of pigeons and he got pooped on. You just can't help but laugh. 

We simply had a fabulous trip to Istanbul. We are lucky enough to be able to go back in a couple of weeks. Next time, I will be sure to take my very first Turkish Bath. 

Until next time... LOVE!! :)

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