Thursday, July 18, 2013

Boat Ride on the Bosphorus

When we were in Turkey, we knew we needed to take a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait.  It's a beautiful waterway that splits Europe and Asia.  Even though it was back in September of last year (oh my gosh, time flies) I am trying to make sure I get these pictures up so I have a place to look back. :)

We considered doing a dinner cruise, but they were all very pricey!  Instead, we found a little place along the waterway that had boat rides for remotely inexpensive.  They were little taxi boats and it made 3 quick stops before returning to our dock.  I think it was about $5.00 each or so. It was a 90 minute ride on a big boat and it was a beautiful day to see everything.

Something that will always stand out to me was the amount of pride the Turkish people have in their country.  The flags are flying everywhere (even along their homes) and our boat proudly displayed a few of them as well.  It was a memorable experience!
 The boat was huge!
 Dolmabahce Palace from the water.
 My love.
The famous Bosphorus Bridge

Istanbul is a beautiful city... and riding along the Bosphorus was amazing!


Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

That's crazy how much it looks like SF with their bridge. I'd love to go there!

From Foothills to Fog said...

How beautiful! I miss Europe, we're hoping to go next year! I'm trying to go back through my old travel pics too! It was before I started the blog but I want to be able to look back on the memories :)

Sarah said...

so pretty!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow its so pretty! Great pictures!!

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Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus