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Sunday, November 20, 2016

ÜSKÜDAR -- CAFE-LINED STREET

ASIAN SIDE OF BOSPHORUS, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Yes, the most famous mosques, Topkapi, Ayasofya, Sultanahmet Square, Grand Bazaar and other tourist-friendly places all are on the European side of the Bosphorus.

But if you are in Istanbul for more than three days -- and no one should visit for less than a week to 10 days -- go to the Asian side.

The cost for the ferry is barely more than $1 USD.

The ride is amazing, with views of some of the most important buildings in the world.

Then you arrive in Asia.  It feels the same, looks the same -- though a lot more secular than, say, Fatih on the Eastern side.



Üsküdar is very much worth visiting.

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