"Turkish Delight" Istanbul by starship
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One of the ports I most anticipated during our Mediterranean Cruise was Istanbul!! In my mind, images of the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cisterns, the dome & minerets of the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sofia had become synonymous with beauty, history, the exotic.....I am sure that movies must have played some part of that.
In any case, we would have but a day and a half in Istanbul and I knew that it would not be enough, but my plans involved seeing and experiencing as much as possible both day and night.
On our first evening in Istanbul, we took a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus Strait which lies between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. The Bosphorus Strait also separates the European and Asian sides of Turkey and Istanbul itself and is lined with incredible sights. In the softening light, the Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, the Galata Bridge and Tower, the Ortakoy Mosque and palaces --- Dolmabahçe Palace, Topkapi, etc. --- were all magnificent. Any cruise on the Bosphorus will be wonderful.
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