Jill and I headed off to the ferry terminal and hopped on one that was just about to take off.
We had to take two different ferries, since we couldn’t figure out how to get a direct one, and we were fine with that.
Jill and I love ferries, trains, buses and any way to travel that doesn’t include us having to drive or do the work of paying attention to where we are going.
The two ferries cost something 3 or 4 Turkish Lira, which comes out to about 1.50 USD.
We sat outside, on the top level, and just took pictures and enjoyed our trip.
Thinking back, as I write these blog posts about 1 month after the trip ended, I’m still stunned as to how much we did in on our first full day in Istanbul and how easy it is to get around, get things done, and not run into problems.
It was such a welcome relief from Beijing, where things are so hectic, changing constantly, and confusing.
I know this sounds repetitive but we will definitely be living in Turkey, and now Greece, in a few years.
There is something so special, about both these countries, and we instantly felt at home.
The joy of being able to ferry all around Istanbul, and other parts of Turkey and Greece, is such a blast and so freeing.
We just sat back, let the wind flow through our hair, and met people that were smiling, happy and probably on vacation too.