Istanbul July 12th 2011 What a city. I guess Istanbul never sleeps…
I arrived there on a Saturday, actually for a conference, the European Congress of Psychology. But of course I had planned on doing some sightseeing as well.
I stayed in a hotel in Taksim, where there are lots of shops, restaurants, and cafés. My first walk took me from the Taksim Square down the pedestrian area that was incredibly crowded. Those of ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Beyoglu 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
I started this blog in late 2007, before heading off to Australia for a hang gliding adventure. After my first solo flight in a hang glider all I wanted to do was fly as much as possible. I gave up my job as a human resources consultant and headed to Australia to live my dream of hang gliding. When I returned after four months, I wanted to build my life around the sport I loved so much, and I did. I was also determined to make it into the national hang gliding team and started flying competitions with only one year of flying experience.
My dream was shattered in earl... full info