Yesterday, ten folks arrived in Istanbul for "Turkey for Thanksgiving," the art and architecture tour we are leading for the next six days. After everyone was settled in, we took a ferry across the Bosphorus to Kadiköy, a neighborhood on the Asian side, and had a great meal at Çiya. Today, the tour begins in earnest, with the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, and the Basilica Cistern.
Tea on the ferry
Crossing the Bosphorus
Waiting for the tram to go back to the hostel.