Project 365: Day 228 – Valentines on the Bosphorus

14th February 2015 – Istanbul, Turkey

Love is in the air! But I am breathing none of it today.
Either I have a blocked nose, or the city has hidden it deep.
I looked around on both sides of two massive continents.
No, there is nothing for me. I will find a bus, and silently weep.
bosphorus, istanbul, turkey, travel, photography

Meet my valentines day friends on the Bosphorus – Istanbul, Turkey

I stayed in the Sultanahmet region last night, and found another friend from Singapore Couchsurfing, who was travelling to Istanbul. Might be a good thing, because I didn’t want to be alone for valentine’s day!

Today, we did the lesser known ways to spend V-day, like sightseeing around Istanbul’s European region. And no, I did not enter the Aya Sofya, blue mosque, or the many tourist attractions. I will be leaving to Pamukkale tonight, and makes no sense to buy the tickets as I can buy the 3-day musecart instead when I come back to Istanbul in a couple of days.

So, we walked more around the bosphorus and the golden horn region today, spending more time on the Galata Bridge, from where you could see both Europe and Asia. And gawking at the multitude of people who set up their reels and started fishing on the bridge.

And in the evening, I took a long 12-hour bus to Pamukkale. What a way to spend valentine’s day!

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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