Visiting Bosphorus in Turkey

I felt like home during our vacation in Turkey last September 2011. It was only a 10-day vacation, quite short but was very interesting. The highlight of our trip was the cruise in Bosphorus.

Also spelled as Bosporus and also known as the Istanbul Strait or İstanbul Boğazı in Turkish, this strait forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. I can say, it was a two- continent vacation we had because we were able to visit Europe and Asia. Bosphorus is the world's narrowest strait used for international navigation, it connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean Sea).

The ilsnad you see on the other side is already the Asian part of Turkey. We were still in Europe when I took this image.

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Genie said...

This looks like a heavily inhabited area. The homes across the blue water on the hillside and all of he boats in the water in the foreground make the capture so interesting. So much to look at. Such a nice photo. genie

Water come to me,
flow over my aging toes,
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Mel Cole said...

Beautiful marina :) Thanks for the comments and dropping by my blog.

NatureFootstep said...

I don´t know much about Turkey, Now I know a little bit more. :)

Thanks for joining NF Waters. :)

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Dumb Mom said...

Looks amazing! Wish I was in Turkey. For the week at least! Thanks for linking up with us!

Buck said...

A very beautiful photo of a special and wonderful place!

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