Are you interested in learning Turkish and it seems difficult to you? No worries! It is easier than you think. Turkish is easy language to learn. I am not saying because it is my mother tongue, it may look scary or weird at first glance, and it is true that Turkish is different language for foreigners. But it is an easy language to learn and now I will tell you why it is easy to learn by following reasons: (more…)
As a person coming from a muslim country, it was the first time for me to see a Pumpkin Festival. I was so happy and excited for that. Yayy! Believe me or not but also one of my dreams was spending Christmas or Thanks-giving (for me not so different) with local people. Imagine how I was desperate. Lol. No worries! I already spent my Christmas with locals last year. Still eating turkey is pending, but it is okay. I watched a lot of American movies. Well, Halloween could be the other important event to be spent with locals. Local means for me, people who celebrate an event by their own culture. (more…)
There are two countries I have been visited without having any information and expectation about and after seeing them I am amazed. One of them is Malaysia, and the other one is Slovenia. I have never thought to travel to Slovenia. Normally, it doesn’t get touristic attention like France, Spain, Italy… I have never even met any Slovenian before. Considering they have just two million population, it is not surprising.
Hi everyone! Zdravo! Bok! (This sounds bad in Turkish but I wanted to say “Hi” in Croatian) Хелло! Здравейте!
We have got our first home, we bought a camper yayyy!!! No, it is not a giant luxury mobile home, it is an old compact camper! Now we have a home everywhere and we don’t have to pay for plane or bus tickets anymore. We can freely move anywhere. Yes, exploring everywhere discovering the world without being tied to anything in our tour, it is one step closer to freedom! (more…)
What is a Turkish wedding?
Marriage is very important in a person’s life and in Turkish society. When I tell my Turkish friends that marriage is less important in Europe and that lots of people live with their romantic partner without getting married, people get very surprised. Except in a very few areas, you cannot do this in Turkey. In Turkey, virginity is still a very important and sensitive topic, so we see early marriages in Turkey for this reason. (more…)
My hometown, Adana, is in the south of Turkey and is famous for its heat and humidity. When the people from Adana suffer from the heat in summer, they go to the nearest chilly place Tekir, a town at the base of the Taurus mountains. Many people even have a summer home in Tekir. The same concept exists in Italy as well. People living in the north of Italy go to the Alps for vacation. Some of them rent a home or some of them own their own. They go hiking, trekking, get fresh air, visit natural parks, and pick mushrooms. Okay, I have to admit, the style is different from what happens in Adana, Everything is more organized. (more…)
For a long time I didn’t understand why all tourists were going to Cappadocia. “Okay, there are some interesting natural shapes created by wind and rain, but so what?” I asked myself. Why is it worth being visited by thousands each year? The second time I visited, I understood why. (more…)
Seeing the balloons, so many of them flying quietly while you breath the early morning’s cold air is something very emotional, not only the colorful balloons but the environment, the ancient rocks, the light, the sound and the smell of the place, there is some kind of magic in this show. Read More
During my travels I have come across lots of ignorant questions and weird comments about Turkey. As a Turkish, I feel responsible to enlighten people up on common misconceptions about Turkey and share those wrong known facts. (more…)
I had to find the way to go to Barcelona from the mountain. So the master of hitchhiking Gautier gave me lesson with a map showing in which places I could hitchhike, my route was Mirepoix, Carcassonne, Perpignan and finally Barcelona. Next day very early morning Gautier dropped me in Foix and I started my journey. (more…)