#6: BOSPHORUS RIVER CRUISE
The last itinerary in Istanbul is to go on a cruise along Bosphorus River, the main river separating Turkey's European and Asiatic regions.
|One of these was our boat / yacht|
|View of Istanbul houses|
|Private residences or yalı|
Eric said that the government does not allowed new residences to be built along the river anymore. So usually only the rich will buy the houses here. The most expensive ones can go from 1 - 5 million USD. WTF~ There were a lot of beautiful rich men bungalows here.
|I think this was a hotel, cannot remember ;P|
|What used to be a palace|
|One of the bridges, Suspension Bridge|
After our cruise, we had lunch and then it was a very long bus ride to Gelibolu.
#7 CROSSING THE DARDANELLES STRAITS FROM GALLIPOLI PENINSULA
From Gelibolu, we were to take a ferry across Dardanelles Straits to Lapsiki. We were moving from the coast of Turkey towards the Central Asiatic region of Turkey.
|Our ferry jetty|
By the time we reached the jetty, it was already evening. Btw, evening was like around 3 - 4pm in winter time.
|On board the ferry|
|Sunset from ferry|
|Orange and grey skies|
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