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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Across two continents - The Economic Times

"Across two continents

[ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2004 10:18:55 PM]

Shobhaa De, author and TV personality can�t forget the Bosphorus. Stand on one side of the shimmering waters you�re in Europe. Just cross it and mysterious Asia beckons. Sheer magic!

Istanbul really is the city where east meets west, where Asia meets Europe, across the Bosphorus. It was no accident that three successive great empires chose Constantinople, as it was then named, as their capital: the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans.

The Bosphorus is, of course, a predominant feature throughout Istanbul and it is an absolute must to is to see the city from the water. "

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