Probably you have previously seen Zanzibar slave market in some travel shows on TV and such. The presenters of these TV shows come here to this exact spot to shed a few tears in front of this statue in the slave market, condemning in front of the camera, on how bad the slavery was.… Continue Reading
Overstay in Thailand? Crystal clear: You will get fined. An experience we had in November 2016 and here’s how it happened…
For Some Nationals Thailand Issues 15 Days Visas on Its Land Borders
We were pretty much aware that Thailand was issuing 15 days visas for Turkish citizens on their land borders.… Continue Reading
My pants were torn off late. I went to the shop to buy a new one. The shopping mall to be precise.
Trousers. We have been together with them for years. We traveled half the world together. A simple, straight, straight pair of jeans.… Continue Reading
Then I moved to Izmir sometime.
I was very scared at first. By making small experiments, I tried to determine in which conditions I can survive in this new environment.
I went into the simulator mode, for example simulating the responses from the shop owner by asking for “3 GEVREK LÜTFEN” on day 1.… Continue Reading
Two years ago, while I was at the height of seeking escape from paid work life and Istanbul, I intended to take over some hotel business, first in Ayvalık and then in Dalyan. We gave up both attempts at the last minute due to minor grits.… Continue Reading
I was hired as a manager in a call center. My room was in such a sniper post that, I was able to overlook all employees walk by, without any chance to get bored.
It was then that I noticed that, sometimes male employees were gently ramming their heads as a form of greeting.… Continue Reading
These are tough times.
Trump is the president, Erdogan will be this Sunday, the whole world is at the edge of an idiocratic collapse with both fascism and terrorism being on the rise, and lets face it: In these fragile days, Australia does not want you to visit her, even on a tourist visa.… Continue Reading
I saw this painting at the Louvre museum. Dante and Virgil are watching the lovers, Paolo and Francesca, who have just fallen into Dante’s hell. Virgil has gone pretty deep, obviously thinking about the old days. Dante, who is in red, and tries to look more serious due to his position.… Continue Reading
We could not make into to the mountain this winter, the mountain showed up instead. Wood, bear, deer, cognac @ home… Continue Reading
You might kind of remember the Philippine President as taking on obama as “Son of a Bitch”. A lesser known feature of him is that, after the first 6 months of the presidency, a total of 6000 people were killed over some of his decrees.… Continue Reading