Monday, October 13, 2014

Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul (Turkey)


Returning from Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodrome and to the hotel, decision time called. Head count for finalising the number of people who will be option for Bosphorus Cruise next morning. I had already decided even before leaving home because it won't make sense coming this far to Turkey and not experiencing Bosphorus Cruise. I still had a choice though to doing as I please for half a day if I opted out from cruising. I have not paid yet, but now is the time. Anyway, I paid. No two ways about it. Next morning after breakfast, we departed for Bosphorus Cruise. Not a long drive, if I am not mistaken, half an hour from the hotel, prior to hopping into the ship. All by ourselves, the whole ship was all ours. A comfortable, spacious and coming with upper and lower deck akin most cruise ships, guide took over the microphone to speak on what we will be seeing once ship started sailing. I doubt any of us paid attention, not me though. We were more interested in standing at the upper deck to view both sides of Turkey. Overwhelmed with excitement. 

But standing at the upper deck didn't go much good to our bones. Chilly breezy weather almost broke us apart. So, off to the lower deck, I ordered, paid and sipped the famous Apple Tea, simultaneously continued viewing outside.  
What is different with Bosphorus Cruise? You get to see the entire Istanbul city. On one side Asia, the other is Europe. Historic. Ship cruised under the famous Bosphorus bridge which connects the southern part of Istanbul to the Western side, we viewed the New Mosque, Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.


  


Basically, as in any cruise, the first half an hour is always interesting (Malacca River CruiseVenice, Ayutthayaa, Mandurah Ferry Cruises and Fjord Cruise), thereafter boredom will creep in. The same scenery over and over, one which you most probably would have seen on your way in before ship makes a turn to return to the pier. Bophorus Cruise of course showcases the 600 historic houses, built during the Ottoman period and by the sea living huge modern houses.  








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18 comments:

  1. I have been dreaming to visit Istanbul for so long, loved the pics:)
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  2. I absolutely adore the buildings in Instabul - another blogger I visited just visited as well so I have been enjoying both your blogs' photos :D

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    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. Enjoy reading about your travels. These photos are delightful...reminded me of Orhan Pamuk's books.

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  4. Your pics remind me of my recent trip to Istanbul! We didnt take the Bosphorus tour but drove around to most of these places. Its such a beautiful place!

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  5. Tasty foods and awesome pictures <3 Navs

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  6. turkey is beautiful , looks like u had a lot of fun
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  7. Awesome pictures, love everything and you look fabulous and its clear from your pic that you really enjoyed it!

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  8. Places look amazing nava .One small request if you can add how much cruise costed and little details it would be really helpful for people visiting those places .Who knows one day i will be going here and see those wonderful places .

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  9. hopefully u enjoyed a lot sweety :) lovely clicks dear

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  10. Beautiful pics Nava and what a pose love it !.
    The cool breeze makes it tough to withstand cold may be a thicker jacket would have worked.

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  11. Nava, I think u had a great time,great clicks.

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  12. so nice to have time and freedom to travel, Nava

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  13. lovin this kind of old city!!!
    lucky you my friend.....

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  14. aah..thats a wide wide coverage. literally tuk us too on a cruise. :)

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  15. phew ! finally..i did get to comment here. have tried so many times previosuly..but somehow it never wud post. stays unresponding..thankfully..worked this time..yaay :)

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  16. wonderful clicks to show us!! thank u :)

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  17. i have always wanted to try Turkish food.. loved the pics and seems like u enjoyed a lot :)

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