Journal entries: Always in italics.
June 30, Istanbul.
Fishing boats, mending nets.
Cats everywhere. Spent afternoon in bazaar. Took taxi & train like Tokyo. Planned to walk back but too dangerous. Passed Egyptian market--once a slave market, now a garden & flower market. Gold bracelets by the thousands, jewelry, antiques--everything. Bob looked at inlaid backgammon board. Found ivory & ebony chess set.
Evening went to Hilton, Mosque for a service & tonight club to see native dancing. Morning tour Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Palace of Sultan--treasury of Sultans (crown jewels) emeralds size of eggs & bigger, something with 15,000 pearls, throne, fantastic.
Tomorrow, the letter from Istanbul.