Monday, November 14, 2011
A Day of Sightseeing, thwarted
The bus depot at Eminonu was also really crowded so we ended up taking a cab...and got out partway because the traffic was at a standstill. Are you starting to see a pattern? But we made it to Eyup and went to look for the famous Eyup Sultan Mosque, revered across the Muslim world because it contains the supposed tomb of Prophet Mohammed's friend Eyup Ensari, who was part of a group trying to capture Constantinople in the 600s. After a slight detour at Zal Mahmut Pasa Camii (more on that next post), we found what we were looking for.