Where the Europe meets Asia underground and underwater
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Whoaa, the system map loos nice. Pretty big system. But once you try to use it you realize that some lines are not conected at all. You have to walk and walk and walk to reach the "so called transfer". That pissed me of and with the heat and a bag makes the ride even less fun.
The other day (for me was it actually very sad one, coz i broke my camera and that on the second day of the trip that should be 2weeks long!) we decided to go to another continent. We were fed up with Europe for a while and so hopped on the Marmaray train, which is metro-like suburban line that conects the european and the asian part of the city. It goes very deep underground and passes the Bosforus. This makes the line so deep that it takes for sure at least 10minutes to reach the plattforms. There are at least 10 000 escalators and then you have to walk another 2 or 3 km (well maybe a bit less, but it seems like that far). It seems so far that i started to think, that we will pass all the way to Asia on our own foot before we reach the train.
Another cool and at the same time weird thing was the newest extention of the green line (Line 2). They built the station on the bridge - between two sides of the river - so you have to walk again a long distance to reach the station that's in the middle of the bridge. The only one positive thing at it is the fact, that you get wonderful view on both districts between which the station is built. Worth to go there to get best pics.