Iznik tiles and the harem's interior design
The Grand Bazaar
Our trip back from the bazaar was chaotic, as having purchased a carpet we thought taking a taxi to the hotel would be the best option. The first taxi driver said it would cost 40 odd Turkish lira, which we couldn’t understand, as it only cost us 10 to get there! We walked on, found another taxi driver, and once in the taxi he let us know that Sultanahmet Square was closed, so traffic was horrendous heading back to where our hotel was located. We managed to get part of the way back via taxi, and then the taxi driver let us off near a tram stop, so we could tram it back to our hotel.
After dinner we went for a stroll and went over to find out what the animal set up was all about. The animals told people their fortune! It works a bit like a fortune cookie, the owner of the animals asked your name, what language you spoke, told the animal (depending on whether you chose the rooster or one of the two rabbits) and the animal then picked one of the cards from the correct language section,with it’s beak or it’s twitching nose. Very cute,but no photos I apologise, as I didn't have my camera! (Link to fb will only work if you are friends with me,hopefully it works!) https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150942109753286&set=a.10150913472918286.431835.772073285&&theater