If you missed the first part of my trip to Istanbul you can find it here.< Our tour in Istanbul included a stop at Hagia Sophia and later a Turkish rug demonstration. After walking through a group of Turkish kitties, we caught a glimpse and were completely blown away. Hagia Sophia is massive!
Not only is the design completely magnificent, but Hagia Sophia has had so many different uses, the history is also interesting. Hagia Sophia was an Easter Orthodox Cathedral, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, Mosque, and now a museum.
After spending most of the day inside, we took a tour bus to one of the most popular Turkish rug shops in Istanbul. We were served tea and given a rug-making demonstration. It was incredible to see how quickly her hands moved.
Even though we really wanted to purchase a rug, the prices were steep and the process was a little too stressful for us. We definitely felt the pressure from all of the salesmen.
Have you ever been to Istanbul?
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