Arriving in Istanbul, November 2018

by Steveandjustyna June. 26, 2019 495 views

In November 2018 we took a night bus from Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey. Arriving into this giant metropolis very early in the morning gave us a chance to see it slowly "waking up" to a new day. We took one of the first ferry boats from the European side of the city to the Asian side. There, accompanied by a few stray dogs we waited for our Turkish friend to pick us up.

Good morning Istanbul!!! Still dark when we arrived. Justyna is happy to survive the bus trip. Didn't have to wait very long  for the ferry to cross Bosphorus Straits.

Good morning Istanbul!!! Still dark when we arrived. Justyna is happy to survive the bus trip. Didn't have to wait very long for the ferry to cross Bosphorus Straits.

With Alpi- our gracious host who invited us to spend a few days with him in Istanbul.

With Alpi- our gracious host who invited us to spend a few days with him in Istanbul.

A lovely dinner of fish (anchovies), salad and bread, prepared by Alpi. It was yummy!!!

A lovely dinner of fish (anchovies), salad and bread, prepared by Alpi. It was yummy!!!

Once again on the ferry - going to explore the European part of the city.

Once again on the ferry - going to explore the European part of the city.

Sunset over the Bosphorus. Notice the many ships waiting their turn to pass the straits.

Sunset over the Bosphorus. Notice the many ships waiting their turn to pass the straits.

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Bill Birdsong 11 months, 1 week ago

Great photos of two of our favorite people!   Nice to have the opportunity to visit a friend and enjoy a home cooked meal.  What is the weather like....coats?  It has been in the high 90s here and humid.  Glad the trip is going so well.  Lindsey is at music camp at Florida State Univ.  Miss you guys!

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