Will You Marry Me?
There is no more romantic spot in the world to ask your prospective bride to marry you than at the rooftop restaurant of the Seven Hills Hotel, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. Pick a night that will display a full moon and clear skies. Go a little before the sun sets behind the Blue Mosque. As night falls and darkness gathers, the moon will, depending on the season, either rise from nearly behind the Hagia Sophia, dedicated in 360, the then seat of the Eastern Roman Christian Empire, or out of the Bosphorus, which separates Europe from Asia. You are in Europe, but the lights in the distance, still Istanbul, are located in Asia. Istanbul is the only major city in the world that is situated on two continents. It's now dark, but both the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia are ablaze with light and, due to the full moon, ships can be seen coming from the Sea of Marmara heading into the Bosphorus for the Black Sea. While all this is happening, an almost constant "call to prayer" can be heard softly in the background. Exotic, romantic, beguiling. I almost forgot the food, wonderful and served with a flair. After your senses have been bombarded to the perfect point, go across the street for a nightcap at the Four Seasons Hotel.
By Kim Rust
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