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Day Cruise up the Bosporus

July 2, 2015

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In the late afternoon, we took a cruise up the Bosporus to see some of the city from the water.

Years ago, on my 32nd birthday, Jen and I took another cruise up this waterway, all the way to the place where the Bosporus meets reaches the Black Sea. We climbed up to the ruins of an old Crusader castle, and I got a shave with a straight-edge razor in a barber shop in that little port town. It was an unusual experience, must have taken an hour or more, with lots of time under hot towels and even a break in the middle when the barber's boy brought apple tea over from the shop across the street, on one of those little silver tea trays.