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“Unforgettable”
Review of Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Unforgettable”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I guess if you're short on time, you have to plan these things and get the most out of your two, four or six hours but if you have the luxury of not needing to be somewhere else tomorrow, then hop on any of the boats at the quay-side and just relax as you get transported not just to Asia or the Black Sea, but back about 100 years. These boats are magical, and everything you see from them seems to sparkle as you pass. You don't need to be going somewhere, just take in the view before you, sip the tea that's just been poured for you, listen to the musicians playing in the background and then start feeling sad that you're not at work. The work ethic got me again after five days - I had the flight booked so couldn't delay - but if someone challenged me to pass a month doing nothing, I can't think of any better location than the Bosphorus.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Incredible”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

The views are amazing crossing the Boshorous by boat to think this is one of the most traveled waterways in the world and the water is incredibly blue
Shame on New York/ Jersey

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A must see. So beautiful, so different.. If you are on a business trip with very little time in your hands and you want to " taste" Istambul, this would be a unforgettable way to spend it

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“ONE HOUR CRUISE”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We did a tour on a private motor boat on the Bosphorus Strait taking in the beautiful scenery on both sides. You get to cruise past some of the most luxurious Ottoman Palaces and see the Rumeli Fortress. Well worth the trip.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fantanstic cruise at night”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

You must must must do the cruise at night and feel the euro-asian bosphorus bridge! its breathtaking opportunity for all photographers

Visited March 2013
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