Our 2 day layover in Istanbul on the way home from Sweden was a little bonus trip we booked since the cheapest tickets from IAH to ARN were with Turkish Airlines. We didn’t get to taste the delights of Turkey (aka Turkish Delights) due to Olivia’s nut allergy but we did see a few good sights despite small kids in tow. It was a wonder we didn’t lose them in the spice market.
This is how I had to dress at the Blue Mosque (above). I look more like Jesus’ mother Mary than a Muslim, in my opinion.
At the airport upon departure, we were asked to stay another night for a sum of money plus hotels and meals paid. Our initial reaction was to say no but after the quick realization of our lifestyle with no jobs or school schedule waiting for us at our destination… it became a definite YES! Let’s hope more of our flights are overbooked in the future.