ferryboat lovers

yaz ki dolsun the ferryboat (vapur in Turkish) is the best and most enjoyable way to travel in Istanbul across the Bosphorus and to the Princes’ Islands. The modern and speedy sea bus catamarans provide an alternative in the rush hours, but they cannot compete with the the scenic joy of the open air decks on ferries, where one can enjoy the view drinking Turkish tea and feed the sea gulls flying along. Although I do not usually drink tea or pay attention to the sea gulls, I love the ferryboats, the sine qua non of Istanbul. Last month, the rumor that ido, the sea bus company operating the ferryboats, would replace the old boats with new, modern ones spread and the ferryboat lovers started a web page to call for protest. thousands of people signed and left notes, shared anecdotes and protested but, due to technical difficulties those cannot be viewed at the moment and my entry becomes kind of obsolete, so i post a photo of a ferry travelling between the islands and bostanci.

1 Comment so far

  1. winmaker (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 12:29 pm

    the municipality responded to the protest: the ferryboats will remain(.com), they are just being renovated.

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