Category Archive: Turkey

Beautiful Mansions Along The Bosphorus, Another ‘Crazy’ Dream

“Keep your dreams alive. It is free and costs nothing” , My late father once said. It was summer time. No lectures, no academic journals, no assignments, no text books, and no class… Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Silence of Winter on The Top of Uludağ Mountain

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Kuzguncuk, A Village of Harmony

Kuzguncuk is one of neighborhoods in Istanbul that I highly recommend to visit. Exploring this small village is a must for Istanbul residents in order to escape from the daily routine without having… Continue reading

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St. Anthony of Padua Church

The place I lived was only couple of steps from the famous Istiklal Street in Istanbul. I could not count how many times I passed this street for leisure, shopping, watching the street… Continue reading

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The Diploma is Here, One Chapter Had Been Passed

Hooray … Today, I finally received my diploma for my master’s degree. There was a huge relief, satisfaction, happiness that I could not describe by words. For some people, it could be a… Continue reading

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Witnessing The Fall at Atatürk Arboretum

Summer has left us behind, fall is in the air. Fall is always my favorite season. When all the leaves change their color and reveal the true scenery. It represents the beauty of… Continue reading

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Rumeli Feneri, Another Hidden Treasure of Istanbul

What I like the most from living in Istanbul is I never get enough to discover new places. No matter how exhausted I was when I found myself getting lost (again) in the… Continue reading

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Mardin: Witnessing Mesopotamia

Call me an old soul. I even sometimes think that I was probably born in the wrong era. There are some particular period of time that I wish I could have experienced. I… Continue reading

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Vangölü Express Took Me Enjoying Visual Feast of Turkey

Winter almost comes to an end as I could feel the spring is in the air. Winter break holiday was over for two weeks now, but I still remember clearly the short trip… Continue reading

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Images From Van to Tatvan

There were not so many stories to tell during my journey from Van to Tatvan. Apparently, Tatvan was not in my bucket list. Nevertheless I gave a day to see the city where… Continue reading

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Van, My First Trip to the East Turkey

East Turkey always attracts my attention for some reasons. For its mixed culture between the Turks, Kurds and Arabs. For its beautiful landscape that I just could see from my friends’ Instagram. Or… Continue reading

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Autumn Brought Me To Yedigöller National Park

Weekend, and autumn was still there. It was my second year living in Istanbul, and I didn’t want to miss to witness the beauty of autumn this year. Last year, I was too… Continue reading

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Fethiye, Short Summer Break in Mediterranean Sea

After found out that I had chronicle back pain in the last June, my summer break was far from expected. I canceled many plans I made, and focused on my therapies and treatment.… Continue reading

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Monochrome Monday: Istiklal Street

Who doesn’t know Istiklal Caddesi or Istiklal Street? If you’ve ever traveled to Istanbul, I am sure that you’ve heard about this street, even just once. Located at historical area Beyoglu (Pera), Istiklal… Continue reading

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Bosphorus, The Delta Where The East Meets The West

September last year was one of transitions of my life journey. That was the time when I decided to leave my home country, again, head to Turkey to pursue my further education that… Continue reading

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Princes’ Islands Where I Didn’t Meet Any Prince :-)

I’m always obsessed with something related to the Royals. I had no idea from where this idea came from. Probably, it came from children stories books which I read when I was little… Continue reading

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Fener-Balat, Another Wanderlust Experience

I can not grateful more for chances to live in Istanbul, the city that always have anything to offer for its visitor in each corner of its city. As we know from the… Continue reading

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Surprised By The Tulips

I didn’t write frequently in the last few months due to many things happened going on in my life. It was began by beginning semester loading me with abundant new tasks and assignments,… Continue reading

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Welcome to The Roman City of Ephesus

My first Turkey’s trip made me a bit exhausted and also happy in the same time. There were little time I had but a lot of places need to be seen. Ephesus became my… Continue reading

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Pamukkale Means Cotton Castle

It took for 8 hours journey brought me to Pamukkale after fantastic trips in Cappadocia. I arrived at 3 o’clock in the morning at Pamukkale’s bus station and I was half awake when I… Continue reading

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