Friday, August 28, 2015

Last Posting of My Turkish Adventure;)


In addition to seeing a bit more of Istanbul, I also visited the cities of Bursa and Kushadasi while in Turkey.  We took a high speed boat across the Sea of Marmara to get from Istanbul to Bursa :
 Bursa boasts an amazing tramway that takes you up and down over a couple of mountain peaks!  It may be the best tram ride I have ever taken:



 Back down in the city of Bursa, we visited a mausoleum covered with highly prized Iznik ceramic tiles:
 The mausoleum housed a sultan and his family and lots more of the beautiful tiles:




 On our road trip to Ephesus, we visited the city of Kushadasi on the Aegean coast:

sunset at Kushadasi
 Back to more sights of Istanbul:

centuries old Maiden's Tower sits in front of an evolving city

Dolmabahce Palace in the foreground 




Dolmabahce Palace gates


Pinar, myself and brother Paul enjoy our last night together out on the town 




2 comments:

  1. Thanks Sis! I got to live the experience over again :)

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  2. That's a trip of a lifetime! Looks like an amazing place to visit. Thanks for taking me there!

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