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The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey. It is not a river, it is a "waterway" linking two seas the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. 8,000 years ago, it was land, and the Black Sea was a very large lake . On the left is Europe or Avrupa, on the right is Asia or Anadolu, and the bridge obviously links the two continents, the only one that does that in the world . Make sure to take a public ferryboat ride up and down the Bosphorus.

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An Ottoman palace on the banks of the Bosphorus is the dazzling setting of Tugra Restaurant, located in the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel. Chef Hüseyin Ulaş offers classical dishes, created with the help of historical research on the cuisine served to sultans during the Ottoman Empire. Tables on the balcony enjoy beautiful water views, illuminated by the Bosphorus Bridge.

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Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour Discover the wonders of the Asian and European sides of Istanbul by land and sea on this full-day tour. In the morning, sail under the Bosphorus Bridge passing Ortaköy Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace. After lunch (meal included), hop in a car to further explore both sides of the city. Discover quaint neighborhoods and learn the history of this fascinating city. Finally, cross the intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian side where ...

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