Istanbul: At the Crossroads of History
Travelscope, showcasing host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality, invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Rosendo investigates the city’s past and meets Istanbul’s diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul’s many historic neighborhoods.
Travelscope stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
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