"Wrong Ferry Equals a Trip to Asia!" Istanbul by caffeine_induced78
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"Be safe, be safe," was what I heard a lot before visiting Istanbul. I am going to start saying that to all my friends when they walk out the door. I have never felt more safe in a city than I did in Istanbul. The people are very friendly, the history is rich, and the city so clean that I thought Denver looked dirty when I got back home.
Ivan and Feyza were excellent hosts, they have my complete gratitude. Attaturk was everywhere - although the face not as plentiful as the faces of politicians plastering the streets. The ferry up the Golden Horn went bounce, bounce, bounce from the southern shore ports-'o-call to the northern shore ports-'o-call. Rising over the city to complete a surreal experience was the Muslim call for prayer playing over five or six loudspeakers.
I find myself back in Denver. I must find pigeons here, pigeons do in Denver what pigeons do in Istanbul. Home upon return suddenly feels boring.
- Pros:Great nightlife. Can any city in the US be this young?
- Cons:too many jellyfish in the Bosporus
- In a nutshell:a bridge between continents, cultures, and a crossroads of history.
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