Friday, August 24, 2007

The Bosporous Strait - a narrow strait that links the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, separates İstanbul’s European and Asian sections.

The Bosporous Bridge - connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey.

The Hagia Sophia an Orthodox Christian church, later converted into a mosque.


Istanbul, Turkey is seen as we sail along the Bosporous Strait.



Come wander with me
Over yonder to the Black Sea.
Cruise the waters of Bulgaria;
Ogle churches in the area;
Art works and icons in courtyards.
Tour its wine tasting vineyards;
Eat, drink and have fun,
While the locals sing and dance.


The ship Insignia while docked at the harbor of Nessebur, Bulgaria.

Note: My first attempt at slideshow, and I couldn't put them all in one page...hence they were laid out separately. Sorry, about that. Please put all comments on this page.
Thank you. - Mari

12 comments:

tutubi said...

bosporus strait? wow. it's so near also to dardanelles and sea of marmara, IIRC...where the ancient city of troy is :)

Mari said...

tutubi,
Yes, you are right. And it connects the Mediterranean to the Black Sea where I was headed.

Thanks for coming.

nini said...

and i've wandered with you... thanks for sharing these pics.

more please...

nini

Mari said...

nini,
Thanks for wandering with me. LOL

Next stop, Odessa, Ukraine.

Vicki said...

ay oo nga, yon ship na yon, or like that, the first time nakita ko....

last time punta namin sa hamburg ni bernie, malapit na lang ang kiel from hamburg kaya punta kami doon, curious lang ako sa ship bound for Oslo,sweden..,

ang laki pala ano?, kagaya sa pics, mo....sabi ko nga 3-4 times kalaki sa ship from manila to dumaguete.....

when ito?, nagpunta na kayo dito? i mean nag tour na kayo dito sa europa?

Mari said...

vicki,
Nung 2004 ito. Nandiyan ako sa litrato...LOL...yung nakapula... he he he...nakatalikod. Hindi masyadong malaki itong ship. Mga 600 lang yata ang pasahero, at maraming mga Filipinong crew members. Natutuwa naman sila pag alam na Filipino kami. Service nila sa amin maganda.

Next post ko ilagay ko ang link ng ship. Nagmamadali lang kasi ako para merong update. Kaya lagay na lang kahit papano. LOL

Thanks for your visit.

tina said...

aww,.. saya... i really love travelling!!! hehe... and i love to see pictures of different places.. one day ill be there. hehe :) have a nice day!

Mari said...

tina,
Masaya nga. If only I could afford to do it more often. I have no doubt you'll see other places, other countries.

Have a good one.

Paola Pozzessere said...

Hi!I've seen your drawings and painting and are very nice! Do you want exchange our blog's links?
Bye!

Mari said...

paola pozzessere,
Thank you for the nice comment. Yes, we can link.

vk said...

balik ako agad sa pics, nakita ko ang naka pula....ay naku, ikaw nga...hehehe
paano na ito pag nakita tayo, nakita na tayo sa in-front face, hindi pa rin tayo maka hugs sa isa´t-isa kasi, head mo lang ang nakita ko, back pa....lol...
jokes only.....

thnaks ha?

Mari said...

vk,
Di bale. Kung magkita nga tayo, makikilala naman kita. Makikilala mo na rin siguro ako...Pinay ako. (Joke) Siyempre nga ano?

Salamat uli.