Welcome to Istanbul!
Although, people haven’t been here yet, must have been heard about the Istanbul. Because, it is not only one of the most attractive, cosmopolitan city in the world with high population, but also it is one of the most ancient. It has a unique position where the European and Asian continents meet. Moreover, it is the largest city and seaport of Turkey, as the leading industrial, commercial, and cultural center.
On these grounds, I will try to present you the Istanbul and Turkey in general as a Turkish citizen, with my best of knowledge and goodwill rather than fulfilling a mission or professional duty. In this dossier you will find both valuable background information as well as practical city guide.
Click here for the file “A Rough Guide for the Istanbul“.
Ergun UNUTMAZ, 01/04/2012
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain.
It is a discussion that keeps on, who knows better: the one who travels more or the one reads more. In my opinion it is amiss debate. Because, these are not mutually exclusive events, but on the contrary travelling and studying are inseparable parts of a whole and dimensions that improve each other. With this understanding, I put much effort to get to know more about my country by means of reading and travelling a lot. What travelling offers that is different than books is an interaction with locals and experiencing the reminiscences of ancient civilisations; observing geography, economy and culture of an area. Based on these assumptions and my travels, I have a lot to tell and I hope it does not take a long time to do it.
Ergun UNUTMAZ, 23/07/2013