The cramps in our legs weren't doing too much better. But the show had to go on! This time my sis and i walked to the taksim metro, albeit at a snails pace, but we got there nonetheless. Our plan was to visit Aya Sophea, and the Blue Mosque also know as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.
Take the funicular at taksim -----> kabatash - take tramway (T1) ------>; Sultanahmet station.
|This is the funikular that takes us from taksim to kabatash, It takes barely two minutes|
Then we exited right into the hippodrome courtyard where the most prominent landmark was an egyptian obelisk which was in very good condition for its age i must say. The hippodrome used to serve as a horse racing track. There were plenty of seats being put out while we were walking through. Apparently they were getting ready for a huge iftar celebration for the eve of ramadhan. Not something we're very used to i guess.
Coming up, Basilica cistern. ^_~