Before running into the carpet seller, my morning started out slowly. I slept for an hour and a half last night and that's it. My roommate came early this morning, and I had to meet another student from U of M who is also working through the same program that I am. After we met up, we went to Taksim.
Once there we toured the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet's tomb, and Grand Bazaar.
We got to test our newly found declining skills when we went to the Grand Bazaar. Another carpet seller stalked us out, asking us about our stay in Turkey. He quickly followed that with, "I have very beautiful carpets for you!" Our response, "No thank you!"
The puppy that lives at my dorm. It belongs to one of the professors. Awww :)