The drive to Bursa took four hours to and back. We left at 7:45 AM and didn’t get back until around 9 PM. We went there to watch a shadow play that lasted about 30 minutes long. We had a lunch break and realized that Istanbul really ripped us off. The scarves there caused 5TL and meals were sooo much cheaper! Also, today is Devi’s birthday, so she wore a flower crown the whole day!
Stalker photo of Elise
This bathroom seat roates 😀
1 TL cookies. YUM!
Red cross training at the square in Bursa
We had lunch here:
My meal only caused 7TL including drink.
This is the shadow show we saw:
We crossed the Marmara Sea by car ferry! Istanbul is in Europe and Bursa is in Asia. 😀 The water is a dark shade of turquoise. We were able to spot fishes and even jellyfishes too!
Istanbul at sunset
We went out to a very late dinner in a cafe. I had a class of wine (95TL a bottle split by everyone so I paid 8TL) and shared a vegetarian dish (roasted veggies) that was delicious!
Devi’s birthday was awesome! We had roof seating with the view of the fountain and both mosques: Sophia and Blue. It was beautiful. But the best part was they played really old American Songs including Everything I do, I do it for you, How Do I Live, and My Heart Will Go On! During My Heart Will Go On, there was fireworks, then a bunch of white birds flew and encircled the Blue Mosque. IT WAS SO AMAZING!! (Mostly because of the song since I’m a HUGE fan of Titanic!)
We have our second class tomorrow then the rest of the day is a free day. I’m exhausted and need to rest and need to do laundry and stuff. We’ll see if I’ll have an adventure tomorrow!
We’re going to the Black Sea Monday.