I hope all of you had a splendid holiday :D
Today,I'm going to talk about something different from before.It is my so call travel note?haha!
anway,recently I went to Istanbul and London with my family.But in this post I will talk about Istanbul first
(All pictures credit to my sister..hihi)
|Marmara Sea in the early morning when we arrived|
Anyway,after I watched the movie,I was really excited to go to Istanbul not because of the movie but because of the beautiful places to visit.Please note that I can't really state the specific amount or price because my family and I went with travel agency. >.< The tourist guide that helped is Rukhiye.....which my dad said Rokiah in Malay.LoL!She is really nice and know every single detail of the Turkish history
We first land at the Ataturk International Airport on 15th December 2012 around 5AM.The sun just rise and it is indeed beautiful.The weather is quit cold though.Around 8degree i guess (where is that degree symbol? ;A;)
|ignore the faces..haha!|
The first place we visit was The Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque or the real name is Sultan Ahmed Mosque was built from 1609 to 1616 under the rule of Sultan Ahmed I . The name blue is actually because of the interior and exterior consists of blue colour . Blue is actually my favourite colour!yippee!!
When we first arrived , there this one biiiiiiiig cat. So cute and human-friendly.haha!Then when walked around the mosque , we can spot so many cats..
to anyone who hates cat , you're doomed >:D LoL!don't worry.Those fluff ball are harmless..... *evil smirk* and...dogs also.. >.<
|my nephew~ ^^|
After we visit the beautiful Blue Mosque , we went to Hagia Sophia,which is in front of the Blue Mosque
|more cat ...LoL!|
I have to say Hagia Sophia is actually my most favourite place to visit.The building and the history amazed me.From a church to mosque and now museum.every single detail of the architecture and arts in it have so many meaning.Just amazing.Really.If I write a post about this you guys probably bored...but but but HISTORY IS AMAZING! yes I love history eventhough I'm suck in it
Hagia Sophia have so many name such as AyaSofya or Sancta Sophia . It means Holy Wisdom...which at first I thought a name of a female.hihi.If I'm not mistaken , Hagia Sophia was built 1000years before The Blue Mosque, yet is is the most amazing building in the history . This is because Hagia Sophia is much more taller than other mosque . Can you just imagine how they built it? Wowww
Interesting fact and tips:
1)THERE IS SO MANY STRAY CATS AND DOG WHICH ARE SO ADORABLE!!!!!!BUT I LOVE CATS MOAARRRR!!
2)It's cold there...some other part in Turkey already snowed
3)If you learn history you will be amazed..really.Do some reading before you go to some country ^.~
4)You need to put you shoes in the provided plastic bags when you enter any mosque.So do wear shoes that easy to take off
5)Some of the places like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Musuem have security check.So please do not bring anything harmful
I think I will end this post here.Will post another part soon.I wish I can tell you all the amazing history buuuuuuuuuuut, I don't you guys to get bored.ngahahahaha
|At Ataturk International Airport|