1. We made the most out of our 5 hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey - that's Istanbul not Constantinople:)
The day before we left Zann asked the question, "We have a 5 hour layover in Istanbul - what do we do?", on Trip Advisor and everyone suggested heading down to the Sultanahmet District - so that's what we did! In the short period of time we actually had (about 1 hour once we got down there) we were able to see The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia (also a mosque). Istanbul looked like a really cool city and I would love to head back there!
Self Portrait in front of the Hagia Sofia - check
Self Portrait in front of The Blue Mosque - check! Now back to the airport!
2. We walked like an Egyptian!
3. I "belly danced" on a Nile River Cruise while 200 Asians took my photo. (Just click on the picture to view the video). p.s. - you can definitely make fun of my dancing - I TOTALLY deserve that :) but you can NOT make fun of my old lady shoes - first of all I AM getting old and my feet hurt okaaaaaaaaaay and second I was such a nice person and let Sara T borrow my other sandals because her luggage was lost in transit and all she had was her tennis shoes:)! (Here is the link to YouTube if you can't view it)
"Our representative will transfer you to Taba Border (of Egypt) and then you walk via Israel to Jordan. Our representative will then meet you in Jordan"
I'm normally against bathing suit photos, but I'm covered in mud so I guess it's okay!