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No one told me there would be cats in the Hagia Sofia

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is overwhelmingly grand, which I expected.  What I didn’t expect were the cats.  The cats of Istanbul are apparently unimpressed by this famous Byzantine church-turned mosque-turned museum, and they’re just hanging out or snoozing just as nonchalantly as can be. Actually all of Istanbul was full of stray cats and […]