Published: October 22nd 2012October 19th 2012
19 October 2012
The Bosphorus is the waterway connecting the Sea of Marmora with the Black Sea. It also is the boundary between Europe and Asia and splits Istanbul into two. We had a superb boat trip along and back almost its full length making several stops on route, going under both huge slender suspensions bridges which carry the city’s motorways and passing many palaces and other impressive buildings. The journey finished at the village of Anadolu Kavagi where we were able to walk up to its medieval castle to get views of the Black Sea in the distance.
On our return we looked around the Spice Bazaar which was built in the 1660s and a 400 hundred year old Mosque which is surprisingly called New.
After supper we walked back up to Sultanhamet to see all the buildings floodlit.
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