Today, the Global Scholars set off to explore the Bosphorus on a ferry. After getting up bright and early, we met at the Eminönü Docks which are right across from the dorms we've been staying in. Once we boarded and found some seats, we set off, bouncing from stop to stop on each side of the Bosphorus. The views were incredible. We saw some beautiful houses on the coastline as well as some historical sights and castles. It was amazing to be out on the blue water (some of the bluest I've seen in person) and to see almost the entire city of Istanbul from a distance.
After rounding off the hour and a half up the Bosphorus, we stopped at a little town called Anadolu Kavagi and had a bite to eat - I had some amazing seafood (mussels, calamari, AND sea bass) for the equivalent of 12 USD. Even one of our vegetarians was tempted into trying some! It was delicious and coincidentally the first time I ate a fish that still had a face on it. Looking the fish in the face as I ate it was certainly a new experience, but overall one I would try again.