Blue Mosque Rating:
After hearing so much about the Blue Mosque, I was disappointed. The people there were very rude and really didn't want us. The building itself was interesting but so was San Marcos with the beautiful mosaics in Venice! Don't bother, people.
Grand Bazaar Rating:
I thought this place was disgusting with nothing but junk to buy. The merchants were so rude to us, in fact. One said, "you Americans should go back home. Don't buy here. We don't want you." And, we were with 2 others and we hadn't said a word! It was most disconcerting and upsetting. It is so dirty over there and not somewhere I would ever buy anything.
Hagia Sofia Rating:
This is a must-see in Istanbul but not something I would return to.
Topkapi Walking Tour Rating:
The tour guide was knowledgeable and thorough but the city is not somewhere I would return to. It was very dirty and overcrowded and gave me a bad feeling.
Underground Cistern Rating:
The Cisterns were interesting, but again, not a place I would return to. It is always interesting to see how those of the past lived.