Known as Istanbul since 1939, Twain arrived aboard the Quaker City August 17, 1867. The ship remained there for two days then continued into the Black Sea. Eight fellow passengers remained in the city until the ship returned to take on coal August 29. It remained for 5 days. Twain was particularly impressed with the Stamboul's bazaar.
41° 1' 35" N , 28° 58' 35" E