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ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Day 2


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Volumes have been written about this city where East meets West, the only city in the world spread over two continents. Is life a balancing act, perhaps suggested by this sculpture?

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More food carts (the sesame bread is wonderful!) and stairs to the Galata Bridge.

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Walking about on some of the side streets – see the potted cat?

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We took an afternoon boat tour to get a closer look at the two sides of the Bosporus.

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The Dolmabahçe Palace, on the European side – our guide said there is absolutely no difference between the European and Asian sides of the city.

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Fishing, fishing everywhere for very small fish.

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Cleaning the Bosporus.

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A vegetable market on the Asian side.

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A reminder of Fenway Park back home – this soccer stadium is right in the city – valuable real estate in the midst controversy.

Posted by Swenigale 06:43

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