The Romance of Istanbul – Sam's Exotic Travels to Turkey's Historical City Straddling Two Continents
As the only city in the world located on two continents (Europe and Asia), Istanbul has had a long and distinguished history. Straddling the Bosphorus Straits and controlling ship traffic between the Black Sea to the North and the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas to the south, Istanbul’s strategic position has made it one of the world’s greatest cities.
With its history dating back to Byzantium times, it has served in turn as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire and today as the capital and cultural heart of Turkey.
With a skyline studded with minarets and domes, Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities of the world. I hope my impressions of this beautiful city and its wonderful people do it justice.
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