There are 2 large Mosque close to my Hotel. Both are tourist type Mosque. But they are very large and the architecture is spectacular.
The travelers in Istanbul are high quality so far. Here for the culture and to see the sights. Most are balanced mentally and not out to save the world by critisizing. In fact I met a Canadian girl last night that was disappointed in Canada that they did not support the USA in the Iraq war. Saying, "Sometime war is necessary."
She is from Toronto and use the word "Pop" and not "Soda" to describe soft drinks.
Old City Hostel is in a great central location to access most of Istanbuls tourist attractions, and it is a wonderful place to stay and make friends....