Lots of walking today! The first photo is the Library of Celsus (it was reconstructed by the Austrians in the 1970s to its present condition). Multiple agencies from around the world are contributing to the protection of this site.
We are fixing up a meal for dinner tonight. Dave and I went to the grocery store and picked up the fixings for a pasta dish. We are crossing our fingers. Nothing like picking out a cheese that looks like feta, but having no idea if it is any good. You'll notice the glass of wine. Dave says you need a glass while bullshitting your way through dinner. Wine is always a good idea. And bread.
We arrived in Istanbul after a 10 hour overnight flight. We boarded at 11:20pm and were served a tasty Turkish delight right after take off. About an hour later we were served a great pasta dish for dinner (and two glasses of wine--because maybe it will help me sleep?) and about four hours later along comes breakfast! Great start to this vacation. We are going to eat our way through.
After checking into our apartment we went for dinner where we had a tasty Meze starter followed by kabobs and Turkish meatballs for dinner. Lots to eat!