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Published on 21/08/17 in In travel

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The East and its charm

Istanbul, with its majestic Ottoman palaces, gives a taste of the East with its culture and its ottoman-baroque style. Its proximity to the sea makes it particularly attractive. The best impression you get of the city is the one you get on arriving by sea. As the boat moves forward there slowly appear, one after the other, the mosques on and around the seven hills, their minarets pointing skyward. In addition, this wonderful city also features an unexpected perspective of Paris, an effect of the French influence on the sultans in the mid-nineteenth century. Istanbul’s oriental opulence, its colors and smells have always fed my imagination. Istanbul caters to the same need that makes me want to visit Paris: bridging Europe and the Orient, Istanbul lures me to go there often in order to feel more complete.

Image: The Dolmabahçe Palace Gate

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