• Europe,  Travels

    Belçika ve Brugge

    Geçenlerde Latince derslerine başlayınca kitaplarla antik çağlara yaptığım yolculuk yanında Atina ve Roma başta olmak üzere Avrupa’nın geniş bir alanını, Amerika’nın önemli bir bölümünü ve Asya’da da Singapur gibi merkezi bir noktayı kapsayan seyahatlerimi hatırladım. Üstüne de Brugge konusunda mimari içerikli bir yazı görünce ekonomi-finans eksenindeki yazılardan ve çalışmalardan bu tür kültürel derinliğe sahip konulara yeterince vakit ayıramadığımı fark ettim. Açıkçası bunları hem bir kitapta toplama düşüncem, hem de yazıları biraz daha geliştirme niyetim de vardı, ancak geçen zamanın etkisi ile yazılar güncelliğini yitirdiğinden önceki notlarımı buradan paylaşmaya karar verdim. Türkiye ve Avrupa seyahatlerime ve bu seyahatlerden notlarımı içerecek şekilde hazırladığım bazı şehir rehberlerine ilgili bağlantılar üzerinden ulaşabilirsiniz. Diğerlerini de…

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    Athens

    A Rough Guide for Athens! In these hot summer days I would be more than happy to give you suggestions about great vacation spots of Greece, including its famous islands where you can enjoy your holiday and have a tranquil, relaxing time at the natural beaches. However, this essay is to address Athens in a broad sense with its well-known historical monuments, rich and delicious cuisine, and a glimpse of daily life in the capital. On these grounds, I will try to share my recent observations with my best of knowledge and goodwill rather than fulfilling a mission or professional duty. In this dossier you will find basic background information as…

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    My Journeys to Europe

    “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  Lao Tzu If you are eager to learn and discover things by yourselves, travelling should be an inevitable part of your plans. I do not remember how did it get in my blood but it was in year 2000 when I went to my first abroad trip – to Rome, Italy on my personnel will. Because, first two years of my life has passed in Paris, France but I can not start counting from that moment. Since then I have been in many places of Europe in different times of year, which enabled me to make up…

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    Montenegro

      The flag of Montenegro was officially adopted on 13 July 2004  and sanctioned with the proclamation of the Constitution on 22 October 2007.  It is a red banner with broader golden edges all around the red field with the coat of arms of Montenegro in its center. The charge is a two-headed eagle which is a symbol of Byzantine and ultimately Roman origin. It symbolises dual authority, such as that over the church and state and the eagle holds a golden scepter in its right claw and a blue orb in its left. The lion passant on the escutcheon is as a sign of episcopal authority and could have been inspired…

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    Paris

    There are many reasons to visit Paris: Beginning with, it is being one of the business and politic centres of Europe. Second, it is home to priceless art collections, world-known museums and literature collections. Furthermore, I know people just go to Paris for delicious French cuisine and tasting exquisite French wines. It is easy to expand the list with cultural and historic richness that has been offered on the one hand, and colourful night life and fun at Moulin Rouge on the other. But if we set aside all the reasons, Paris is a destination just being-for-itself for me. Maybe it is because that I lived the very first two-years…