Blogging from our boat on the Bosphorus, get a local insider view on Istanbul, how to enjoy its waterways and monuments! You’ll find interesting travel tips, suggestions, news and photos, from our unique boaty perspective on the water:

 

Visiting Istanbul During the Month of the Tulips

It’s tulip (lale) time in Istanbul. As every year, the month of April will witness the blossoming of millions of beautiful tulips on both sides of the Bosphorus. This year marks the 9th consecutive International Istanbul Tulip Festival, which began with an official ceremony on April 6th. 20 million tulips from more than 200 species

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How to choose the right Bosphorus yachting cruise

Istanbul’s stunning views Klaus Wagensonner / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND A city of beauty and mystery, the point where the East meets the West, Istanbul has a natural attractive force for travelers and explorers from all over the world. One of its main enticing gems is the Bosphorus, the water canal that separates Europe from

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7 Instagram Views To See On a Bosphorus Cruise

We love Istanbul and needless to say we love the Bosphorus too! Both are deeply cherished by professional photographers and people who just like to take photos. This is why we decided to start a monthly series of posts with some of the best Instagram shots of the Bosphorus, Istanbul and why not Turkey! This

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How to Plan a Top-Notch Istanbul Incentive Trip

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Part I: Negotiating with hotels These days it is fairly normal that after about 5 years in a company employees start looking for new opportunities. With employee turnover being so high in the global economy, companies need to find ways to retain their workforce. Incentive travel is one highly valuable business asset that companies can

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7 Top Bosphorus Waterside Hotels

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  A stay in Istanbul has a peculiar quality. Slowly and unnoticeably the city’s spirit and charm sneaks into every corner and nook of your mind. And while that can be said of every city, waking up in Istanbul has its own feel, its own ‘signature’. How come? Something in the air, I guess, that

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The Bosphorus: A Strait of Many Tales

Ever since Io, Zeus’s lover, swam across the Bosphorus, there’s been a lot of back and forth going on. As many as 15,000 ferries carry up to 1,5 million people across the Bosphorus on a daily basis. And about 180,000 vehicles pass over the Bosphorus bridges during that same day. Imagine! And only a few

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