This morning we visited the Topkapi palace museum. It was an amazing way to take a closer look into Turkey's eclectic history, arts and architecture. We roamed around the main museum for about 4 hours and then spent another hour in the gorgeous harems.
This evening we did some souvenir shopping (including, but not limited to 10 pairs of earring for my sister :P) and then went to a local tea-house for local apple-tea and water-pipe. We puffed away for about two hours chatting about everything imaginable and playing cards, just the quality time I was looking forward to in this trip (I don't see my dad nearly enough).
After taking our time with the tea we got my dad some döner and then continued to the same café where we enjoyed the lovely views yesterday (my dad had a chestnut-cake).
|The entrance to the palace|
|A spotted bandeau-dress (from the market yesterday)|
I also found my perfect pair of harem pants after a LOOONG hunt. They're red with a bit of a print and extremely loose.
I miss reading blogs (almost impossible with this speed of internet), I can't wait to get back to you.