Sunday, May 25, 2014

A cruise on the Bosphurus and Sheena's Birthday

On a beautiful Spring day we boarde the state run ferry for a trip up the Bosphurus to the mouth of the Black sea. The first thing we noticed was the amount of marine traffic on the Bosphurus, everything from huge cruise liners to small boats with a single fisherman.

Once we left the Galata bridge berth on the goldern horn we turned into the Bosphurus, the banks are a superb mixture of buildings mixing old with modern. The ferry makes several stop as it weaves in and out of traffic and passing some huge merchant ships.

Our final destination was the small fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi.
We made our way up to the ruins of fort Yoros, the remains are not much to see but the views from the top of the cliff towards the Black sea are breathtaking. From this view point you can also see the construction of the Yavus Sultan Selim suspension bridge.

Back in Istanbul we made our way over to The Kybele restaurant to celebrate Sheena's birthday. The Kybele is decorated in a unique style with 100's of lamps covering the ceiling and antiques aplenty. The food is superb and the staff are very welcoming. 

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