“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