It's about an hour drive to Hagia Sophia and Tony is excited that we get there ahead of the tour bus crowds.
Fresh tomatoes, slices of cucumbers, olives, bread and of course hot tea satisfies our early morning appetites then we hit the road.
Dating back to 324 A.D, Hagia Sophia has been used as a church and a mosque until converted to a museum in 1935.
Today, it is Turkey's most visited site. It's history can still be seen in the beautiful mosaics, murals and artifacts that remain.
Health and happiness are my wishes as I stick my thumb in a column and rotate my hand 360 degrees without dislocating a joint.
Are you going to Europe from Istanbul? Then I suggest you start at the center of the center.
From here all geographical distances were measured and it was the starting point of the road to Europe.