Amy and Becca
We were delighted to have Becca and her friend Amy to stay with us in Istanbul. Although there were demonstrations against the government all over this great city while they were here, we managed to travel around undisturbed to see the sights.
We sailed down the Bosphorus...
...crossed from Asia to Europe and back on the ferries
...marvelled at the Turkish delight and baklava
...puzzled over Turkish menus
...visited the Grand Bazaar.
...climbed to the roof of the Buyuk Valide Han
...photographed the view
...and visited Buyukada, one of the Princes islands.
Becca and Amy leave on their tour of the island.
On their last day, David took them to see Taksim Square and Gezi Park, so they could see for themselves what the fuss is all about. That was the day before Becca's birthday, so we took them out to a local restaurant in celebration.
Becca was surprised when "Happy Birthday to you" rang out over the sound system.
...and silver confetti rained from above, as the waiters brought her a candle to blow out.
That dessert looks delicious too!