We went on one of the world’s most unique cruises today–the Bosphorus Cruise: Europe on one side of the narrow strait, Asia on the other. Seagulls haunting the strait, dolphins leaping, the Black Sea at one end, the Sea of Marmara on the other–and fantastic mosques, palaces, summer houses and churches on either side of the Bosphorus.
I loved it–it’s where I live, metaphorically, between Europe and Asia. Am totally at home in Europe after almost 3 decades in the West, and at home in Asia too (though, oddly, less so). What a fantastic, and beautiful conjunction of my two worlds!
And sitting watching the amazing, almost surreal panorama of palaces, mansions, summer houses, mosques and churches go by while seagulls wheeled and screeched–I was purely happy.
And thank you to Roy for writing the rest of this post, and giving me a fighting chance of keeping up with my blog on holiday:-)
The Bosphorus Cruise begins at the Galata Bridge.
and river front homes