S: Our Trip - Bulgaria & Istanbul
BC: Great Trip with lots of Great Memories!
1: Our Adventure Begins, the Plane Awaits!
2: We're Mary & Mike bored at Istanbul airport? | Sofia, Bulgaria | Central Park Hotel- Sofia
3: New sheriff in town
4: Bulgaria - Our Home for the Week.
5: Courthouse & Newspaper | WOW!
6: Plamena, Mike and I made blessings! | Greek Orthodox | No Problem!
7: Walking tour around the Sofia churches | Oldest Church in Sofia
8: Drinks & Snacks at Yonka and Husband's Home.
9: Alexander, Mary & Dad Dinner at TheWatermill
11: Just a short drive for the views on top of Aleko Mountain
12: Church in Mramor | Petar & Bojidar | Dinner at Markov Family Home
14: Rila Monastary
16: What a View for lunch
18: Petar Drawing a Beer! | Last night in Sofia | Mike Drinking It!
19: Night view from hotel on last night in Sofia.
20: Etara Village - Near Grabovo International Art Exhibit
21: Veliko Tarnovo
22: Petrified Forest
23: Roman Baths
24: View out of Hotel Dimyat in Varna
25: Swimming or just getting our feet wet in the Black Sea in Varna
26: Aye Aye Captain!
28: A breathtaking view along the road on way back to Sofia on southern route. | Wagons seemed to be farmers main transportation
29: Lunch in Koprivshitsa - Quaint village on way back to Sofia
30: Population is 13 to 20 million depending on who you asked.
31: The View our of Room at the Ada Istanbul Hotel | Very close to the 5:00 a.m. First Call to Prayer Quite the Wake Up Call
33: Blue Mosque
34: The underground Cistern was the way ancient society procured fresh drinking water. It came through the porous ceiling when it rained.
35: What Fun and we didn't even investigate more then a little corner | Grand Bazaar
36: Mary's Street Vendor Buddies. Gave me some great deals.
37: Happy Birthday Mary! The Fish House 1st Night in Istanbul
39: Dolmabahce Palace Grounds. The inside was palatial. Many stairs and no lifts for dad, but was worth the walking to see all the grounds.
40: Chora Church Museum
41: On our way to lunch at Asatane with Emre
42: Daytime Cruise on the Bosphorus | Mary in Asia & Europe
43: Dolmabahce Palace at Night from Bosphorus | Military School | Nightime cruise views - Best thing of cruise
44: View from Comlica Hill, The Asia side of Istanbul
45: Takism Square Lunch with Yasmin and subway ride in Istanbul.
46: Suleymaniye Mosque
47: Five Pillars of Islam Daily Prayers Muslim Creed Fasting During Ramadam Aims Giving Pilgrimage to mecca once in Lifetime.
50: Yazman, Mary & I at Topkapi Palace overlooking the Old City Walls and the Bosphorous
51: Topkapi Palace