Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Had a wonderful day in Istanbul!!! I left the ship around 9:00 am and was back on board when we sailed around 4:30 pm and saw all those wondrous sites  in between.  Istanbul is a city that you visit and rent an apartment and explore the city on your own.  Tours are wonderful because they give you a taste of a city and you know you want to go back and leisurely see what you were rushed through on your first visit.   The weather was great the entire day until we sailed.  The clouds moved in as you can see in the pictures.  As we were sailing out of the harbor, several schools of dolphins were following a fishing boat into the harbor.  I tried to get a video of it but they didn't show up in the video.

 You can barely see it but there is a bridge that connects two continents.  Europe and Asia
Water Taxi's or Ferries

These Mosques are Topkapi Palace, The Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.   The Hagia has 4 minarets and the Blue Mosque has 6.

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