Get your cat off my Ottoman! June 5th 2008 Has anybody ever wondered why it’s called an Ottoman? I always associate Ottomans with Laz-E-Boy chairs, but now that I have arrived in Turkey this association seems grossly incorrect. Because if Turkish work ethic benefits at all from the perseverance with which Turkish men pursue foreign women, their economy could very well be the only one to withstand the recent global meltdown.
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Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
After two years of the expat finance bubble in Hong Kong, I am ready to explore the world outside of Bloomberg and AmEx cards and mix things up a bit.
I hope to meet some extraordinary people, have some ridiculous adventures, learn some new languages, and basically to be pretty confused every other day.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain
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