Posted by Rebecca

Wow, Istanbul is really neat!!  It’s different from the other places we’ve visited, but I really love it here.  It’s interesting to see how much religion affects everyone’s lives, especially in clothes and food.

We saw a few different mosques, and they are all really, really beautiful.  They’re different from the churches and temples we see a lot of, though.

My favorite has been the markets.  They’re big, with a lot of stores selling all sorts of things.  I love seeing all the rugs and pottery and spices and clothes, it’s all so unique and beautiful.

It’s been such a fun experience here in Istanbul; I have really enjoyed myself here!