Near death ın the 4th century, Constantine converted to Christianity. Then, by the middle of the 6th century, the largest building in the world (at that time) was constructed. 900 years later, when Sultan Mehmet II successfully sieged the city and conquered it, he turned it into a Mosque called Hagia Sofia. It stayed that way until 1932 when Ataturk turned it into a museum. It was the largest building in the world until St. Peter’s was constructed in Rome.
It’s cold as hell here in Istanbul, around freezing with a biting wind. We’ve so far met 3 members of Hospitalityclub and they have all been so nice, it’s great. We’re going to eat some white beans with our host soon but I wanted to update ya’ll and let you know that life is grand, albeit it a bit cold.
We’ll stay here the next few nights and then plan to take an overnight bus to central Turkey. Istanbul is definitely more expensive than I thought it would be but I hope that the rest of the country is cheaper! 🙂 We’ve spent about 35euro each day, cheap by most travel standards but still hard cash that I work hard for (sort of).
I’ll be in touch in a few days, hope all is well and for the love of god, do something! hahah