While 1st of May was off, everybody planned some get away. Obviously I’m not talking about Turkey, I’m talking about Ireland. This made me think! Why there is no travelling in Turkish culture? (more…)
Does carnival mean entertainment?
Carnival is a Christian festive season that occurs before Lent (a kind of fasting), the festivities typically occurs in same period all of the Christian world, during February or early March, in this period people have celebration and parade with masks and street party. Because of the excessive consumption of meat and alcohol is proscribed during the Lent, Carnival is the time to (more…)
Pisa city is the only place in the world where the tourists go crazy to take their funny photos.
The leaning Pisa Tower is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistery. Neither the history of the tower nor cathedral we are interested in, but giving a pose with the tower. It’s super popular activity to pose pretending holding up, carrying, kicking or eating the tower. You can be taken photo as creative as you are. (more…)
A_ Hi! Where are you from?
B_ Turkey, I lived in Istanbul but I’m from south, the city called Adana. Have you ever heard?
A_ Not really…
B_ Do you know kebab?
B_Adana is the city where kebab originally come from, Adana kebab!
This is typical dialogue I had tens of times. Then the conversation continues about the matter that the kebab known in Europe is not really kebab, it’s doner (döner) which in Turkish means “rotary”, and it’s not kebab. (more…)
Some people know our camper coast camper trip starting from Venice, travelling all the Mediterranean coast of Italy, France, Spain until Cadiz city. Coming at the end of the travel after 3 months, we stayed in 27 different cities or towns so far.
Making the travel in budget we rarely stayed in camping areas. We were parked in a parking or on a street in the center and we didn’t have any problem. Even when we come first time to Barcelona by camper, there was huge free parking at the beach and we are happy to park there one week. Knowing Barcelona’s fame about robbery and hearing the robbery stories didn’t ease us tough. (more…)
Italy is the country where people live the longest after Japan (the average age is 86) with the life expectancy at age 85. Actually you don’t need any statistics to understand the reality, you just have to look around on the street. You can see people in theır eighties and nineties jumping around, going shopping, riding bicycles or meeting friends and having some wine. As I emerged from the cultural shock, I observed and understood deeper of life style and relatedly about long-healthy life.
What is the secret of long life?
I don’t know about others, but I used to be a person who ate for living and I was happy with that. I never ate too much or searched for food in my life. Often I forgot to have dinner and remembered when I was already in bed muttering to myself “Oh shit I forgot to have dinner”. Yes, it is possible and this happened many times to me. Of course living alone and not having the responsibility to cook for anyone doesn’t make your eating style better. (more…)
Why I did?
I’m an energetic person who gets bored quickly. After having so many experiences, I began to form the theory that having a foreign partner makes life more interesting. It’s exciting to spend time getting to know their culture and exchanging language. It turns out it was a brilliant idea.
Fortunately, my spouse wasn’t the only good result of my theory. As time goes on, I’ve started to realize that there were even more good reasons to make this decision and I’m so glad I did. With a clear mind and the ability to see the consequences from both sides, I’m sure this has been one of the best choices I have made in my life.
Are you dating a foreigner? Do you want to get married and live together, but you have some doubts?