Subject: Re: Re: Istanbul

We recommend you visit the Kayrie Church/Chora Museum in addition to the traditional sites in Sultanahmet. Also, we recommend you stay right in Sultanahmet so you can enjoy the night and day magic of this beautiful city. We have walked around at night, enjoyed the sound and light both in Turkish and in English, as well as the newspaper stand near the hotel. Also, the pre-packaged Turkish notes (no glue on the envelopes) are fantastic and available everywhere.

We also loved the Islamic Arts museum and their gift shop with the abundance of Turkish Crystal (Eye of the Nightingale). On these trips we have broken our rule of many years--nothing breakable and nothing for the house!!!

Have a great time and write when you get back.

Gretchen from South Carolina