Lived in Istanbul, travelled through Syria, spent twelve months working aboard cruise liners. Recently completed a twelve week journey around South America via the Falkland Islands.
When not selling keyrings in the middle of the ocean, you can find John either watching his beloved soccer team West Bromwich Albion or crashing at his friends in London and Manchester..sad really..
June 24th 2012
Sunday 12th April 2009 Galatasary 0 - 0 Fernerbache by J D Charlton. In 2009 I spent six months studying in Istanbul as part of my degree course. There were many reasons as to why I chose Istanbul over the other cities available, one of which being the chance to experience what many view as the most infamous football derby in the world. Ignoring the obvious safety concerns, I’d read enough on the Istanbul derby to want to go. The existence of Besiktas does indeed complicate matters from time-to-time, but the real antagonism lies inThe Kitalar Arasi Derbi (Intercontinental Derby) between Galatasaray and Fernerbache. Galatasaray vrs Fernerbache is in many ways the perfect storm. A cocktail of geographical, political and financial contrasts making it one of the few derbies... read more