at sea and then back to Istanbul

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Back into the Bosphorus Strait, looking out to the Black Sea at dawn
We had a day at sea, the sea was a little rough, and many people felt seasick, including me at the end of day. Dinner was not going to work so I went  back to the room and did not have the best time. :(

We arrived back in Istanbul in the morning of the 29th, As soon as we went into the Bosphorus Strait, the sailing was smooth,
We visited the Islamic art museum and the Spice Market, then went to Ortakoy for lunch. The mosque there was very beautiful. After lunch we went back to the hotel.

For dinner it was the last one for the tour group, and we drove in traffic for almost 30 minutes to go maybe a mille to the dock right next to the Dolmabahce Palace and boarded a boat to our restaurant. The restaurant was right under the Bosphorus Bridge on the Asian side. We saw our ship pass by with the next tour group and waved at them just like we waved from the ship last week when we started our cruise.

Dinner was good and we then were driven back to the hotel, over the Bosphorus Bridge.
portia says:
no big deal, happens to me a lot :) Thanks!
Posted on: Sep 28, 2008
cmgervais says:
Sorry you got seasick! The photos are beautiful...
Posted on: Sep 28, 2008
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Back into the Bosphorus Strait, lo…
Back into the Bosphorus Strait, l…
sunrise over the Bosphorus
sunrise over the Bosphorus
A tanker in the Bosphorus
A tanker in the Bosphorus
Bosphorus boat traffic
Bosphorus boat traffic
approaching the F. S. M. bridge
approaching the F. S. M. bridge
sunrise
sunrise
approaching the F. S. M. bridge
approaching the F. S. M. bridge
Fort of Europe
Fort of Europe
view from the Bosphorus
view from the Bosphorus
Fort of Europe
Fort of Europe
Fort of Europe
Fort of Europe
the Military Academy decked out wi…
the Military Academy decked out w…
the Bosphorus Bridge
the Bosphorus Bridge
morning traffic on the Bosphorus n…
morning traffic on the Bosphorus …
view of the Topkapi Palace, Haghia…
view of the Topkapi Palace, Haghi…
The Spice market
The Spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
in the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market, the…
just outside the spice market, th…
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
just outside the spice market
New Mosque with its pigeons
New Mosque with its pigeons
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
carpet fragment, the Turkish and I…
carpet fragment, the Turkish and …
fine objects in the museum
fine objects in the museum
fine objects in the museum
fine objects in the museum
fine objects in the museum
fine objects in the museum
dying wool for carpet making
dying wool for carpet making
natural dyes were used
natural dyes were used
Tent life for the nomads
Tent life for the nomads
carpet making
carpet making
life in Istanbul
life in Istanbul
weaving
weaving
bridal shoes
bridal shoes
bridal shoes
bridal shoes
Koren, the Turkish and Isalmic Art…
Koren, the Turkish and Isalmic Ar…
in the Turkish and Isalmic Art Mus…
in the Turkish and Isalmic Art Mu…
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
carpet displays in the Turkish and…
carpet displays in the Turkish an…
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
the Turkish and Isalmic Art Museum
Blue Mosque and the Obelisk viewed…
Blue Mosque and the Obelisk viewe…
in Ortakoy
in Ortakoy
the Mosque at Ortakoy waterfront
the Mosque at Ortakoy waterfront
another view of the Mosque at Orta…
another view of the Mosque at Ort…
door to the mosque at Ortakoy
door to the mosque at Ortakoy
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and beau…
the Ortakoy Mosque, white and bea…
the Ortakoy Mosque
the Ortakoy Mosque
kids run for the water
kids run for the water
and jumped in
and jumped in
kids posed for a photo
kids posed for a photo
the Ortakoy Mosque, prayer time
the Ortakoy Mosque, prayer time
vendor in the Ortakoy area
vendor in the Ortakoy area
Dolmabahce Palace from the water
Dolmabahce Palace from the water
Dolmabahce Palace from the water
Dolmabahce Palace from the water
waterfront along the Bosphorus
waterfront along the Bosphorus
along the Bosphorus
along the Bosphorus
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the Bo…
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the B…
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the Bo…
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the B…
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the Bo…
View of Ortakoy Mosque from the B…
on the boat to dinner
on the boat to dinner
under the F.S.M. bridge
under the F.S.M. bridge
Kevin with fellow traveler Ed
Kevin with fellow traveler Ed
strange looking faucet at the rest…
strange looking faucet at the res…
waving to our ship carrying the ne…
waving to our ship carrying the n…
view of Fort of Europe at night
view of Fort of Europe at night
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photo by: Memo