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Bosphorus Ferry

2012.04.08
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Start everyday with a good brekkie...I normally have a few rounds before I'm ready to head out the door. Especially if there are great people to chat with. But this morning was a smidge rushed, as I had to head out to the terminal early to get a seat on the ferry. Everyone said to get there early b/c it filled up fast. No kidding, an hour before sailing, the ferry was packed to capacity. So if you go...go early!
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Bo─čaziçi Köprüsü (Bosphorus Bridge)
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Taking pictures of people taking pictures...oooohhhh...look at the big boat!
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Kanl─▒ca dock

I must come back to this little town...just looked lovely!
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Holy tasty...best yogurt I've ever had in my life. Seriously. I ate another one on the way back b/c it was so delicious!!!
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Rumeli Kava─č─▒
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This sign cracks me up...it makes the walk up to the castle look so epic & it really wasn't (but it is steep though). I also love how the "Short Way" wound through 3 restaurants and a good number of merchandise stalls.
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Yoros Castle
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Back from exploring the castle on the hill & in the little fishing village of Anadolu Kava─č─▒. You have a 3 hour stop-over here when you take the ferry, which is lovely b/c it's enough time to go up to the castle & also have lunch before your board the ferry again. You can take a bus back into Istanbul, but I opted for the ferry both ways. So I could see the Asian side on one trip & the European side on the return.
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MMMmmm...grilled sea bass for lunch. Very tasty!
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Nicest man...I chatted with him as I waited for the ferry & promised that I would have lunch here next time. I bought some deep fried mussels & he gave me extra calamari to try. Very tasty!!!
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Rumelihisar─▒
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Back on dry land...
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Too bad the next few days were so soggy b/c one of the reasons I was in Istanbul at this time was for the tulip festival. Not everything had bloomed yet, but a part of the Gülhane Park─▒ was awash in blooms & it was gorgeous. Next time...
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Best way to get away from the crowds for most of the day...hop on a ferry. Also especially nice for me b/c I got away from all the yelling as I walked by any store/restaurant. Crikey.

Lovely to spend time on the water & I went on a perfect day, as the next two days were freezing cold & soggy. And saw pods of dolphins on a few occasions. There was so much enthusiasm, I thought the ferry would tip over as everyone would dash to a side to try and glimpse this. Hilarious.

Enjoy;0)
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sooch So jealous of all your wonderful travels...I forgot to mention I enjoy your food shots too, everything looks good! Very cool angle on the bridge looks massive in your photo:)
sooch · 2012-04-24: 21:42
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