04.04.2012 - 04.04.2012
Huge Bummer!!! We awoke this morning to the engines starting and the Captain making a disheartening announcement that we were leaving Istanbul due to safety concerns. With all crew members and passengers on the ship in the early morning, he decided it best we leave. Turns out there was a political protest bombing on an agriculture ministry office, which was intentionally set to send a message, but not harm anyone, in which it was effective.
Istanbul is a huge is massive city, there is soooo much to see and do, it’s impossible to see it all in one day, so we were really counting on the extra half day to send some postcards and see a few other things, but what can you do? This is one city and country I definitely plan to come back to, so I’m not too worried.
On the positive side, we got to cross the Dardanelle Straits in daylight and see the war memorials and narrow channel of the Straits. I also found a bunch of settings on the camera, so have a lot of random pictures of Sim1 in different modes. Enjoy!