Left the Bosphorus and are in the Sea of Marmora now on our way to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey, after a leisurely stroll of the local area around the port this morning. Of course we had to be back in time for lunch and to enjoy the balcony view as we departed Istanbul. Our "Monaco" group of 40 met at 5p on the upper aft deck for a get-acquainted gathering. The four of us decided to join up with the group doing an independent four-wheeling trip in Corfu, which should be fun.
Our stop for Sunday is in Izmir, where we’ll do a tour to Ephesus and see all the old ruins there. This was a Greek city founded in 10th century BC. Ship’s entertainment was pretty good (skipped last night’s show, opting to read instead)...and the chilled soup was carrot and orange; strange combination, but good.
So, that is life on our floating city, sitting here in the lobby listening to a trio of guys on guitars. Ciao for now!