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Cruising the Bosphorus

April 18, 2011

Yesterday we had the chance to take a ferry up and down the Bosphorus, otherwise known as the Istanbul Strait.  It is the body of water that splits Istanbul (not Constantinople) in two and is the boundary between Europe and Asia.  This is also the body of water that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.  It was a pretty chilly and windy day for our journey, but that was pretty much par for the course during our time in Turkey and at least it was not raining.

The “cruise” was exactly what we were looking for in a slow paced day.  We got to see several of the major sights from the water while sipping hot tea and relaxing for a few hours.  Even better was that close to the Black Sea we pulled up to the Asian side and had several hours to explore a small town and eat.  Our meal was probably the best we had while in the country.  The fried mussels were delicious along with a sea bass that was nice and fresh.

Anyway, thought we would share a few quick pictures from the day. As always, click to enlarge and scroll over to get a description:

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jim Traner permalink
    April 28, 2011 15:50

    You’re killing me. Di you go to the Topkapi Palace?
    The market? the Blue Mosque?

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